Friday, May 28, 2010

Vacation Destination

When I asked if any of you knew where we went, I thought maybe someone would have a good chance at guessing from the lighthouse photos. On purpose, I didn't show the top of the Hattaras Lighthouse (shown above) thinking it would be a dead giveaway for those who are familiar with the area. But some of you guessed it right even without the added help!

We went to Outer Banks, North Carolina. I now know why this is such a popular vacation spot! We stayed at a rental house near Rodanthe, south of Nags Head on Hattaras Island. We thought this was the perfect spot as the village is small with very few people in the middle of May. We were within driving distance of the Wright Brother's Memorial and Jockey Ridge (huge sand dunes) in the north and Cape Hattaras Lighthouse in the south with miles of the Cape Hattaras National Seashore in between. One day we took the ferry over to Ocracoke Island which was the highlight for our children. On the way home, we visited Ed's sister and her family in northern North Carolina and had a great weekend renewing family ties.

Someone asked what camera we use. Actually, we bought a new camera on this trip. It wasn't an expected purchase. Less then 24 hours after our arrival, our camera (a little Canon Powershot A560) fell into the ocean. We were able to rescue the camera card but the salt water doomed the camera. We couldn't imagine vacation without a camera so on our only rainy day, we drove up to Kitty Hawk to Walmart and purchased a new one. Our selection was very limited but my husband picked out a Nikon Coolpix L110. It is a definite upgrade from our last camera and I'm having fun playing with the added features especially for food photography!

And, finally, could you pray for our three year old? He fell out of bed on our last night of vacation and has had a great deal of pain in his shoulder. First we thought his collar bone was broken but now we think he may have torn something in his shoulder.

Next up...the result of vacation food planning.


  1. Thanks for ending the suspense! Another place we've never been, but I wonder people enjoy there. The pictures look quite nice! :-) Praying for your little man, and that he gets relief soon...also for wisdom for you and Ed!

    ~eunice b

  2. I will be praying for you son.

  3. I'm glad to hear that you had such a wonderful vacation - but am so sorry about your son. I will keep him in my prayers.

  4. Oh my, I'm so sorry about your three year old. He'll be in my prayers.

    And yes, had you shown that notorious lighthouse on Hatteras, we all would have guessed!

  5. I will pray for your son. We had one fall off his bunk and did break a collar bone.

    Ooo... a new camera. YAY! I am glad you found one. I try to take mine whenever we go out.

  6. Twelve years ago we went to the Outer Banks on vacation.We only had one baby back then.We remember it fondly as our most favorite vacation ever.We would love to go back there sometime.It would be neat to see all the neat places we saw again now we have homeschooling kids who would enjoy it.We saw wild horses on one of the beaches and it was so neat.We also collected lots of sand dollars which we thought was common but we heard later was not.Thanks for sharing about your trip.:)~Nikki We too are praying for your son.

  7. Thanks so much for praying for our three year old. This morning was the first time he woke up without tears. He seems to be playing more without protecting his should so much. Maybe it is finally starting to heal! It seemed like a long week but I know moms deal with children with much more serious injuries then this! Makes me more thankful for good health!


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