Last night we had a lovely dinner with Brian, Katherine and Donna (who has a BD today). The waiter hovered over Donna and catered to her every whim. (I think he had a crush on her). Dinner was fantastic at Jordan's Steakhouse, then they all came over to check out the RV. They scratched their heads wondering how, 2 dogs, 1 cat and the 2 of us survive in here daily.
Becky and the kids arrive today and we are cooking ribs out on the grille at the Hammes House tonight.
Happy Birthday Donna!
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:42 AM
Friday, June 29, 2007
After Hank and I finally figured out how to ride the Metro Bus to Metro Station, then finally walked around the National Mall. They are very busy getting ready for the July 4th celebration. We arrived home safely.
We are going with Katherine, Brian and Donna to dinner at Jordans' Steak House, can't wait!! Talk later.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 4:02 PM
We went to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Museum yesterday and saw the "Enola Gay". It was a strange feeling to see the real thing in person.
There were so many planes there. We saw everything from the begenning of aviation to the space shuttle 'Enterprise'. There was so much history in one place.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:04 AM
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
We have had an air show every day we have been here. We are in the flight path for the Navy Air Station and we must have a thousand planes with the way they fly. We love the noise and the sight of the planes. If you are not a plane enthusiast you would not like it here. They started the other night at 6 p.m. and were still going at midnight with a plane about every minute or so. If it were not for them, we would not be able to travel this country like we are doing. God Bless America!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 6:45 PM
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Today Hank and I went out to Fort Story, we were carded and our vehicle was seached. This is a base obviously, but there are two lighthouses located there. One was built in1791, but right next to it is a new modern working lighthouse. The old one, we climbed and took the picture of the new one that you can see!
We also visited a state park, rode our bikes and walked along the pier again. Much activity there. I also went swiming at one of the 4 pools located at our camping facility.
Had a wonderful day again.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:27 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Today was like going back in history with Bobby and Pappy. From a couple of streets back, I could look out in the harbor and see 2 aircraft carriers, surrounded by destroyers waiting to ship out. I can imagine Bobby watching Pappys' aircraft carrier, the USS Block Island departing, to find German U-boats. We had a great tour of the base, viewing a city within secure walls.
Tonight we walked along the pier and watched the Volleyballs tournaments.
Had a wonderful evening.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:14 PM
Monday, June 18, 2007
I haven' written anything in a couple of days. Hank and I rode our bikes down to the beach one day, approximately 6 miles each way. It is going to take me awhile to get back in shape after my neck injury. The next day, we rode our bikes 5 miles the other way, almost made it to Walmart. We attended a really nice Church and Bible study class on Sunday.
Today we took a tour of the Naval Air Station Oceana. The were alot of F/A-18 Hornets on the runway and in the hangers. Just this week an Aircraft carrier had come home from Iraq bringing alot of planes with them. There are alot of military people in this town. The base was a City within itself. We had a great time because we caught the early tour and were the only two people on it! We had a great time!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 3:31 PM
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Today we climbed the tallest lighthouse in the U.S. 208' tall, 286 steps. This is very interesting, in 1999 they moved this lighthouse 1/2 mile up the road because the pounding of the waves was destroying it. It was on tv a few months back. Hank and I watched it. It took 23 days to move it up the road.
Tomorrow we head to Virginia Beach, we are getting closer to Katherines' house. It has been very chilly and windy here, enough where we have had the windows open day and night.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 1:58 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The first life saving station in the US. Here men had learned the technique of CPR and were installed on the Outer Banks where most of the ships crashed on to the shores. More education! What we have learned already. Very Cool!
There are so many light houses on this Island. Today we visited Bodie Island to see this 150 foot light house. Built in 1847, it has been renovated many times.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 5:01 PM
Lillie and I went to the Wright Brothers Museum today. It was a great experience to see where it all started. We love flying and to see the history and stand where it all took place in 1903, was amazing. We went to the top of the hill where they started and you could see where each of the four flights ended with the markers that have been placed at the bottom of the hill. They have a great museum with well informed people on the history of the Wright brothers.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 4:39 PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Hank and I took a ferry to the Island of Ocracoke today. It was about a 45 min. ride that connected route 12 down the Outer Banks.
We went to the beach on the island that was rated the best beach in the U.S. this past week. It was strange to see such a beautiful beach and not to see all the condos and high rise buildings along the way to spoil everything. The water was clear and a bit cool. It made for a great walk in the sand. Not very many people there was another unusual thing. We took our bikes and rode around the island. Lots of neat things to see and lots of history here.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:44 PM
Monday, June 11, 2007
We checked into our new park 'The Sands of Time' this afternoon. It was a long drive and the day was spent on the road. Hank and I went for a walk on the beach tonight to get a little exercise. The water is cool and the beach is very nice. It doesn't look like we will need the A/C tonight!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:18 PM
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Well, we have had a busy weekend thanks to Jim and Peggy. Last night, we went over to their house for a lovely cocktail party. Food was great, and the people, very nice. We met local artists, writers, Doctors and college friends.
Today we went to a local winery, Silver Coast. I tasted 5 of their local red wines then went into the barrel room for a wonderful dinner. Salmon, broccoli, potatoes, rolls, green beans, tea and coconut cake. WOW! We had a great time then like really OLD people, came home and took a nap. It is 95-very HOT and very DRY.
We will be going to a local Baptist church tomorrow, so far, we have been very lucky. We have attended Sunday School every weekend then Church and they use the same study books so, we haven't missed anything but our FRIENDS and PASTOR.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 5:25 PM
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Our day started at 10am when Jim came to pick us up and have an all day adventure. First we headed up to Southport, there we had a nice lunch at Fish Fish, sitting on the pier watching the boats come and go. Then we caught a Ferry over to Fort Fisher, the ferry ride was about 25min. Jim gave us a tour guide of the Island then headed up to Wilmington, via the Carolina beaches, then back home. Peggy and Jim have been so kind to have us over for dinner tonight, so see ya later.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 5:22 PM
Good Morning! A couple of exciting things have happened since arriving. "Oh Mrs. Corbitt, we have a great new site that will easily handle a 42' motorhome." So, we drive over and start making our turn on brand new layed graveled spot and then all of a sudden my side of the RV drops down into mud (above the steps that slide out). The dirt hadn't settled and the intense rain from those storms had just filled in the empty spaces. Amazingly, Hank put down the tag axle, and the weight of the engine in the back, was able to back up. PRAISE THE LORD.
Later that night, we went over to our friends house, Peggy and Jims' to see their beautiful home on Ocean Isle Beach. They are right on the Intercoastal waterway. What a great house! It use to be a Bed and Breakfast, but now Peggy and Jim are planning to go fulltiming in their RV starting August 1. Hank and I are very excited about that!
Yesterday, Hank and I went out to Sunset Beach. The picture above is of one of the last few swing bridges in US. We watched as a ship come through and the whole bridge swung out to the side, view tower and all. It is the only way to get out to the island, one lane. Weather was great and so was our day.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:14 AM
Saturday, June 2, 2007
We are at a great campground, not far from the beach. Hank and I went to explore the beach yesterday. AWESOME! One of the prettiest beaches we have come across so far. The weather is a little cloudy today but rain would be a welcome sight for all.
Hank has been running now everyday, I am so proud of him and then he walks with me. WOW such energy.
We are going exploring again this morning, maybe some putt-putt.
It Rained, so we ended up at the movies and saw Carribbean III...not very good at all. Oh well.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:49 AM
I know I haven't been very good at posting the last couple of days, but I had food poisoning that knocked me for a loop. My wonderful husband has been taking care of me.
Our last day at Charleston, we put on our suits and went to explore Folly Island. This was a great beach! Wish we had done this earlier in the week. We had a wonderful time exploring the coastline.
Now we are heading to Myrtle Beach.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:45 AM