Monday, September 6, 2004

Petting Farm

We finally visited a little petting farm only a half mile from our neighborhood. They've set up all sorts of fun things for kids to play with. Logan thought all the animals were either a dog or a moo. There were plenty of tractors there, some real and some play tractors, and Logan had to see them all.

Saturday, September 4, 2004

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Paradise has been found! We were able to spend a week on the Outer Banks (OBX) in a wonderful beach house courtesy of mom and dad. The Outer Banks are a chain of islands 130 miles long that sit just offshore of North Carolina, and is only a 6 hour drive from here in good traffic. It was a great break for me, sandwiched between the end of the summer semester and the beginning of the fall semester. We managed to avoid any hurricane destruction in this terrible hurricane season. Three hurricanes occurred while we were there (Frances, Gaston, and Hermine) but non were in our immediate area. Gaston dumped some rain on us and although Frances was well out to sea she still hit us with some good winds and big waves. We had a deep sea fishing trip planned but it was canceled once then rescheduled and canceled again due to different storms. Somehow Dad and I managed to slip in our scuba diving day between the storms. I finally was able to dive in the ocean instead of frigid cold quarry water. We had a great time visiting lighthouses along the shore. The ocean off the outer banks can be very dangerous at times and so lighthouses dot the banks to warn ocean goers. We only visited a couple, but we were able to climb up the famous Cape Hatteras lighthouse which was incredible.We also visited Kitty Hawk where the Wright brothers first took flight over a hundred years ago. Other activities included shore fishing, collecting sea shells, playing in the ocean, relaxing, and visiting the unique shops along the banks. It was the best vacation Tiffany and I have ever had!

The Beach - Lighthouses - Kitty Hawk - Beach House - Fishing - Scuba Diving