The Anchorage Inn
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Today we woke up in Kitty Hawk and drove the full length of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore of the Outer Banks to see the light houses and beaches. We were stopped at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge parking lot because the road was closed for the filming of a music video. We have no idea who it was but Mike seems to think it was Elvis and Michael Jackson performing a duet. We saw the Bodie Island Lighthouse, ...
... out to one of our favorite restaurants, the Back Porch. It was here, in 2010, that I proposed to Jen during dinner. I remember it well. I had carried around the stained glass necklace for our entire road trip just waiting for the right moment. We had been standing over beautiful mountain vistas and hiking through rugged forest trails just days before but nothing seemed right. And...we were getting closer and closer to being home. But Ocracoke felt ...
Boy does Bill talk. I think I am too quiet for him. It is very entertaining when he gets going.
in Manteo we were 2 minutes walk away from the town which has one restaurant in it and on the walk he stopped to ask some random person for a restaurant recommendation.
15 minutes later we are still standing there chatting about restaurants when we could have been inside 14 minutes ago. Great fun though when he is in full flow.
... the island are built on pilings to lift them off the ground. Flooding is a risk during both hurricanes and large storms. We hope to encounter neither.
As we chug across the Atlantic Ocean and approach the island, we spot the Ocrakoke Island Lighthouse, built in 1823. The 75-foot-tall lighthouse, which cost $11,359 to build, is the oldest North Carolina lighthouse still in continuous service. Its current light apparatus has 8,000 candlepower, ...
... it was exhilarating!
In addition to the Lazer we had a great game of 3D mini golf in a space themed arena.
Headed off to our ferry at 20:30 and arrived just on time to get the 22:00 ferry, which was the last one to hop on without reservation.
This ferry ride was one of the most beautiful and exhilarating experiences of my life. In front of us, as we made our way south by sea with our car we witnessed one of earthed best shows.