Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Kite flying at Jockey's Ridge on top of the sand dunes.

Wow, was it HOT today in New York!  Throughout the work day, the oppressive heat had me longing to take a dip in a pool or simply stand in the middle of the lawn in the sprinkler.  The last time I recall being in such intense heat was last summer on our vacation to the […]

Traveling back 400 Years on Roanoke Island

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Last week Samantha Brown, one of my favorite travel celebrities posted East Coach Beaches with Nearby History.  Since the beach is always on the top of my son’s travel list and history is on mine, I excitedly clicked the link in my Facebook news feed.  Her list included Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Fort Sumter in […]

Jeeps, Dunes & Wild Horses

Photo Credit:  Eve Turek (This picture on a card I bought, was just too beautiful not to post.)

Every year by the end of February I start to yearn for the warmer days of summer.  This year is no different after many gray, snowy days.  On this Sunday afternoon, my mind teeters between making plans for this upcoming summer vacation and memories of our vacation from last summer.  Last August we spent a […]

Wright Brothers National Memorial


Next Monday, December 17th, marks the 110th Anniversary of Flight when the Wright Brothers skimmed over the sands of the Outer Banks in their “Wright Flyer.” On that cold December morning in 1903, the brothers who owned a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio had ventured to Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina.  Kill Devil Hills […]