Friday, December 30, 2011

The Outer Banks, NC

Bodie Island Lighthouse
We spent a weekend in various locations along Outer Banks including: Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Corolla, and Rodanthe.

One-legged bird on Jeanette's Pier
Nags Head, NC

It was so windy and the water was so rough it was coming up from the bottom on the huge pier. 

We went to the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. It was very interesting to learn about flight and see where it all happened. The Wright Brothers were actually from Ohio and chose to move to Kitty Hawk, NC because it was the perfect location with wind and sand dunes to test their flights.

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Wright Brothers' Memorial

Site of the Wright Brothers' first 4 flights

Preparing to hang glide outside the flight school
We decided to be adventurous and go hang gliding on the sand dunes at Jockey Ridge State Park. We took an hour flight lesson at hang gliding school before heading out to the sand dunes for the real thing. 

Receiving our final instructions prior to take off.

We have lift off
Sadly, it was so windy that day that the 2 instructors had to hold on to the glider as you took off to prevent you from flying off to France. We decided to take a "wind check" and come back another day to hang glide when the weather is just right.

Currituck Lighthouse

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Sunrise waiting to board the ferry to Cape Lookout 
We went on a beach camping trip to Cape Lookout National Seashore near the Outer Banks. Katie and Brandon Lokits (with Winston) drove up from Wilmington to meet us for our camping trip.

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Packed down with everything including surf boards and a picnic table

Base camp for the weekend "Camp Wind Wall"

Clay and Brandon surfed for most of the day while the girls relaxed on the beach in the sun. 

Amazing tuna steak dinner provided by some amazing chefs
Sunset on the Crystal Coast

Everyone woke up super early to watch the sun rise on the East coast. We were exhausted, but it was totally worth it. 

Built another fire on the beach for our weenie roast lunch...delicious.

Couldn't let Winston get sunburned
We had a great weekend at the beach with some great friends!

Charlotte, NC

Bank of America Stadium--Charlotte, NC 

Went to Charlotte at the last minute for Saints vs. Panthers game. Got to see a great game with the Saints whooping up on Scam Newton. Our first NFL game together was definitely a fun one.

Hey Drew Brees

Crazy kid that danced the entire game

View from the nosebleed seats, but still a great game

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Bern, NC


Mum Fest 2011
New Bern, NC

Cool altar outside a church

Funnel Cake on the river...YUM

Athens, GA

The first weekend that we moved to North Carolina we turned around and drove 7 hours backwards to Athens, GA to watch the MSU vs. UGA game. Sadly, Dan Mullen and the team didn't show up to play, but we still had a fun weekend.

Grindin for Our STATE

Happy Birthday Clay!

Can't have too many Burns family photos