We were prepared for a very soggy day 2. All of the weather forecasts said 100 percent chance of rain. Well, after getting a break on our first day, we were just thankful that we had gotten a reprieve.
I woke up early this morning. 6:30 which is very unusual for me. I listened and heard ... nothing. No sounds of rain. I peeked out the window and saw the sun hiding behind clouds. I was elated! Maybe we would have a bit of time today too! I quickly checked the weather forecast and was delighted to see that it had changed since I had checked it the previous night. Now we had weather that looked promising until about lunch time. Thank you God!
We hadn't firmed up our plans for the day as the weather really impacts what you are able to do. Since we had some sun, we decided to first go out to the beach for some play time before breakfast.
What a fun start to the day.
We decided to head up to Currituck lighthouse. Some of us went early to take advantage of the sun and others decided to spend a bit more time on the beach.
The inside is different in color and style, but not basic shape. I love that you can see how thick the lighthouse walls are at the windows. The walls get thinner as you go higher up into the lighthouse.
I took Eliana with us this time. She was scared. The view at the top was amazing! I got some great shots of all the children too. (Well, not Eliana as she would not get up off the floor.) The bottom left is the Whalehead Club. The bottom right is the lighthouse keepers house (now gift shop).
This is our lunch spot. Isn't it lovely!!! The bridge is a historic one. Loved the row of cute little ducks following their mama.
The boys talked with the ranger about what they had learned and then were sworn in. Proud of them for their efforts and they were excited too. In addition to the badge, they received trading cards of famous aviators. This is something new being done at some of the Eastern National Parks.We looked around some at the inside museum that we hadn't visited yesterday.
We made a stop at Sweet Frog before heading home. Who doesn't like a treat before dinner? Just as we were loading up in the van to head home ... it started to rain. Wow! I couldn't have asked for better timing on that one.
Have fun exploring your city/state/world!