Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Get Away

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Scott and I took off - sans kids - for three nights and nearly four whole days earlier this week. Back in January when I was planning this little jaunt, I was really pushing for a trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Well, thank goodness we did not go that route (Swine flu and all that!)

We had a nice time in the OBX (Outer Banks, NC). It was the first time either of us had ever been. I KNOW! I have lived here nearly all of my life and had never been to that part of the NC coast.

Anyhoo, we kept it fairly low key, saw the Wright Brothers Memorial, climbed a lighthouse and took lots of pictures of a couple others. We had a fabulous meal in Manteo, NC and stood on the very ground where the first colony from England lived before they mysteriously vanished...over 420 years ago!

We stayed one night in a lovely B&B and generally relaxed and slept peacefully through the nights. We did not bother timing ourselves as to how long it would take us to mention the children...I think we made it out of the city limits this time!

Great big thanks, hugs and kisses to Grandmommy for holding down the fort, shuttling to and from the bus stop and day care and loving on her Grandbabies while we were gone.

Enjoy the pics! (click on them to make them bigger)
Looking down from the 217th step at the top of the
Currituck Lighthouse

Orville (or is it Wilbur?) Wright lying on his glider
Bodie Island lighthouse
The grounds of the first English settlement in the new world. Interesting...but not much to look at :)
Replica of the Queen Elizabeth II from the 15oo's
Roanoke Marshes lighthouse, Manteo, NC
Azaleas all around the White Doe B&B
I figured out the self-timer on my camera...finally!
The deck where we had a 4 course breakfast at the B&B.

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