Friday, October 31, 2008

North Carolina

We went to NC a couple weeks ago for a vacation with family. Sorry it has taken so long to get pictures up and blog about it, but the battery on the camera was dead and wouldn't upload pictures... It was a great time to be with family and just relax, and a lot of fun too, because I had never been to the East Coast before and the last time Kyle was he was 4 and so he doesn't really remember anything, except that he got sick and couldn't go to the Kennedy Space Center (which is all that really matters anyway, right?) We were in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you know the movie "Nights in Rodanthe"? yeah, that's where we were. We could walk to the house they used in the movie, and the pier thats in the movie as well, from the house where we were renting. SUCH a beautiful area! I could definitely go back there again, plus there are so many other touristy areas to go to that we missed. Virgina/NC is such a gorgeous area, I kept telling Kyle "I wouldn't mind living here", although it would be really far from family and that would not be nice.

Here we are at the Elizabethan gardens in Roanoke

Kyle being a fierce soldier at the Lost Colony settlement

My now bigger than me little brother Ben and me

A recreation of the first powered plane at the Wright brothers memorial in Kitty Hawk

The views we had pretty much all week... aren't you jealous?

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Where the Gulf Stream Meets the Atlantic (the Labrador current), the waves crash sideways!

Pretty Shells in the water

And the main reason we were there... My cousin Elizabeth got married to Ralph!!!!



Kristen said...

Hey Carrie :) Looks like you had a great time in NC. The baby seems to be doing well -- she is movin' around in there haha.

And just a little clarification about my post. The five solas weren't the main points of Luther's 95 Thesis. The 95 Thesis was what sparked the division between the Catholic Church and Luther, which lead to the Reformation. The five solas were developed during the Reformation and are what set Protestants apart from the teachings of the Catholic Church. Hope that helps.

Mama Mote said...

I finally checked out your pictures. Beautiful. I love the bridesmaids' dresses, too. Pretty colors and everything. I used to live on the East Coast when I was little and have visited a few times when the girls were younger. It is a beautiful area where you were, but it would be a bit far from our girls. Nice place to visit, though.