This past week, Brian’s parents came for a visit. They got to spend a week seeing where we live and also took a trip to the Outer Banks with us.
Picking the Burks up at the airport
When we got to the Outer Banks, the first stop was Roanoke Island where the first English child was born. We visited the Elizabeth Gardens – a little hot – but very pretty. We then headed to Nags Head, where we were staying. We got to have some good beach time then and went to the Black Pelican to eat.
The next day we went to the beach and swam in the pool and also went out to Corolla, to Currituck Lighthouse. This Lighthouse was so cool to see – very hidden, but to think it once was a beacon to ocean travelers (they still have a keeper of the light). We got to walk out on the beach after dinner, it had been raining all afternoon, and got some great sea shells. Lilly enjoyed running after all the birds. The water is very different to what we are used to in the Gulf – very cold, very strong, and very sea-shelly. I love the beach, experiencing the amazing wonder of God’s creation is always amazing to me.
On Sunday we headed out to Hatteras to see the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This is probably the most well known Lighthouse in the area. We got to drive through Rodanthe on the way (for those who have read Nights of Rodanthe) as well as Avon – which we really liked. Lots of beach houses, not very commercial. We climbed the lighthouse (took turns watching the kids down below) – a nice 12 story workout. We also tried to see Bodie Lighthouse on our way home, but it was under construction – a revisit for us.
We revisited Chapel Hill with Brian’s parents and ate at two of our favs – Top of the Hill and Sugarland.
We had a great visit – Thanks Ada and Billy!