Had a great weekend away with my hubby and our dog Waffles. We went up to the outer banks and checked out the lighthouses, played on the beach, and saw a bunch of the painted horses that can be found displayed along hwy 12 as part of the “winged horse extravaganza”.
When we were on our honeymoon we saw quite a few of the painted horses, but this time we saw some we had missed before.
From what I have been able to find about them online, there were 99 winged horses painted and displayed for the Wright bothers 100th anniversary of flight, and although some of the horses were auctioned off, many are still on display along the outer banks. Its fun to spot them as you drive along, and no two are the same.
We got to see 3 of the lighthouses located along the outer banks, Currituck, Bodie, and Cape Hattteras. Although there are more we didn’t have enough time to get around to them, and as far as I know the rest have to be reached by ferry. Hopefully next time we will have a chance to see more!
–Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
-The old location of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse marked by stones with the dates and names of the lighthouse keepers who served at the lighthouse, and some of the man-made breakers that were built to try and prevent the beach erosion that later led to the lighthouse being moved.
I loved learning about the history of the lighthouses (my obsession with buildings’ histories is not limited to just old houses!) and I can’t wait to see the other lighthouses! Thankfully until then, there is always the wonderful internet to read about them and their stories.
It was cloudy and we got rained on a bit but we still had fun . Waffles especially had a good time, she loved being along and included in the trip, and she loves going for a car ride!
-Don’t let the cute face fool you, she is a brat. She totally waited until we were all in the car again to shake the water off when she got rained on…….what a dog!
Sunday we went to the beach early and found it pretty much deserted. That allowed us to let Waffles off of her leash for some playtime! She is not a fan of the waves, but she loves playing on the beach, and it tired her out for the 4 hour car ride home.
It was a great weekend 🙂
Trying to get back into the swing of things tho, even after just a short time away, is proving a slow process for me. I think a lot of it has to do with sleeping badly in the hotel bed and trying to catch up on my sleep and get back to my normal sleeping habits. I did manage to get some painting done yesterday, although no finished pages yet, but I am behind on my 30 Days of lists (0_o) Like 4 lists behind… I totally forgot about them while we were gone even tho I had my list journal and pens. Whoops!
I hope you had a great weekend too!