On the Road with Tom and Gloria travel blog

First stop

Monument to Virginia Dare - first English child born in the colony...

Ranger talk

.Lovely small garden





Last of the rhododendrons




beach in Nags Head

Houses along the beach

Hot humid day - lots of surfers

National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills


wind tunnel on left and living quarters on right

quite a walk to the monument

getting closer

steep path to the top

I made it !

great view of their flight path from top of hill

view of ocean from top of hill





I was grateful to have something interesting to do today . Tomorrow I will be driving to Delaware to visit my brother in law after the death of my oldest sister last night. She had courageously battled glioblastoma for many months. A week or so ago she contracted shingles on her face . Morphine was administered for pain all week. She finally succumbed just before midnight on the 2nd. Having experienced the death of a spouse, I know a day was needed for my brother in law and the rest of the family to gather their thoughts and composure. Rest in peace dear sister.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well I just saved myself 28,000 of them ! Have to add, however, that I forgot how humid it is on the east coast. It was only 84 degrees and quite breezy ( probably the reason the Wright Brothers picked this location) but the humidity made me feel so sticky by the end of the day. Couldn't wait to step into a cool shower.

Also the Monument to a Century of Flight was impossible for me to find on my own. It took OnStar some time to figure a route but by golly they did it. "The 14 wing-shaped pylons range in height from 10 to 20 feet situated in a 120 foot orbit symbolizing the lengtth of the Wright Brothers' first hirstoric flight. The black granite panels commemorate 100 significant achievements that occurrred during aviation's first century." It was worth searching for.

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