Lighthouse Day!

Sunday, June 29, 2008
I've been meaning to finish up blogging about our vacation, but can't ever seem to find the time! We took one day of our trip to drive to the southern tip of the Outer Banks to check out the lighthouses.

We made it all the way down to Okracoke. That was my favorite part of the whole day. The little island just looked like such a cool place. We had to ride the ferry to the island, and just loved that. There was a woman in the car in front of us that was feeding the seagulls. They looked like they were attacking her! They were everywhere! We did actually find the lighthouse on Ocracoke, but didn't get a photo of it. :(

After having dinner in Ocracoke we decided to head back to Kitty Hawk. Let me just preface the next part of the story by saying that Katie was NOT happy about visiting the lighthouses and she made sure to let Rhonda and me know it. She'd whined and fussed THE WHOLE TRIP about missing a day at the beach. It WAS only 70 degrees, so swimming would've been awful, but we couldn't make her understand that... Well, we made it back to the ferry in time to make the 7pm boat. We promised Katie that if she'd act right we'd take her to the beach as soon as we got back to the hotel. We'd have been in good shape, but there was a huge line! Needless to say, we didn't make it onto the 7pm boat, even though there were actually two ferries. The 8pm boat showed up and we noticed that there was a box truck AND an 18 wheeler at the front of the line. We didn't make the 8pm either. We did finally make the 9pm ferry, and I got some incredible sunset photos, but Katie was on the verge of becoming fish food!!! Rhonda and I had just about had it with her! She finally cooled off when we got them some ice cream on the way home.