Ben’s first vacation since moving to Delaware last November, so we were excited to spend time as a family!
Outer Banks, North Carolina (OBX)
Like father, like daughter. Shiloh could spend all day in the water!I took the older two boys on an excursion to the lighthouse while baby slept and Shi stayed with Papa at the hotel.
(Btw, 219 stairs to climb to the top) On a different day, while the two younger ones slept with Ben at the hotel, I sneaked out with the older two to a nearby fishing pier in Nags Head. They had promised me they’d only dip their feet in… When I saw the pure joy in their faces, I decided to remain quiet and smile with them. After all, clothes dry. Car seats dry. Memories are made. Ben waiting for us outside the hotel. Went to the beach everyday. It’s incredible to play in the vast ocean and walk along it at night with the kids. Storm was coming… but went around us! Sand dunes, Jersey Ridge State Park Duck Donuts, where you order customized donuts and watch them being made! (Below: the only way to eat donuts at the hotel is shirtless… to save me some laundry.) Wright Memorial. Amazing place. The numbers below represent the flights the Wright Brothers made that actually took off and stayed in the air. (1: 120 feet in 12 seconds, 2: 175 feet in 12 seconds, 200 feet in 15 seconds and 852 feet in 59 seconds) We were in awe to be standing where the first flights took place! Currituck Lighthouse, Corolla, NC Virginia Beach, VA
(The kids were getting tired by that point… see picture top left of collage)
New Cape Henry is an active lighthouse on a military base! That was so interesting. In order to go see the lighthouse in Fort Story, we had to show identification upon entering the base and were searched. Interestingly enough, that is also where the First Landing Cross is, where the Jamestown settlers first arrived in 1607!
Below is a collection of random images ranging from our departure on the road trip to our time at the beach, hotel…