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Beach Trip - 2001
Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills, NC

 

Curtis & Carolyn Loftin

16 - 23 Jun 2001

 
Our family (Curtis & Carolyn Loftin, Philip & Leslie Loftin, Brad & Beth Seese and Savanna) decided to take a "family" beach trip during the summer of 2001. We had not been to the beach with the kids since they were small and now they were both married and we had our first grandchild, Savanna. It seemed like a great time for a beach trip, and we chose the NC Outer Banks as our destination. It was approximately an 7-hour drive.
 

The Elizabethan Gardens

 
As we were going through Manteo, NC, we decided to stop and tour the Elizabethan Gardens. It cost $5 each for entrance but the gardens were absolutely beautiful. The English-style gardens had beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees and statuary.
 
Carolyn, Leslie, Philip, Beth, Brad and Savanna at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC
 
To See All of the Photos from the Elizabethan Gardens - CLICK HERE
 
 
Kill Devil Hills Beach, NC
 
We arrived at Kill Devil Hills, NC, about 11:30 a.m.
We found our motel, The Driftin' Sands, unpacked our stuff and headed to the beach.
 
The beach was pretty much disserted except for us and the seagulls
 

When Savanna dropped a Cheese-puff in the sand, we tossed it toward the water. Suddenly a seagull swooped down and ate it. When we next looked, there were three seagulls waiting to see if there was more to eat. So, we tossed out some potato chip fragments and watched the full eat them. Before long, there were gulls in front of us, behind us and flying overhead.

 
                       Soaking up a little sunshine
   
 
 
Savanna is definitely one of the central themes for most of the photos
  
 
 
As it warms up, everyone moves into the water to cool down
 
Philip says, "Come on out just a little deeper. It's not cold."
 
 
Everyone had a wonderful day - especially Carolyn
   
 
Philip and Brad took "boogie-boards" with them. They came in handy when the water warmed up a little.
They had a ball riding the waves. Curtis, Carolyn and Beth eventually ventured out into the water and started jumping waves, too.
 
The first time you're "all-in" can be a little shocking
 
 
  Curtis & Savanna
  
 
There was so much wind on the Outer Banks beach,
Brad eventually bought a kite and spent part of his time enjoying the sea breezes
         
 
The water was VERY cold when we first arrived.
Even though Savanna loved our swimming pool and taking baths, she wanted no part of the cool ocean water.
 
Savanna isn't too happy with the cool temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean
 
 
Philip & Leslie were only able to stay at the beach for four days. They headed back for home on Thursday afternoon.
 
Leslie & Philip buried up to their waist in FUN!
 
 
 
 
The Driftin' Sands
 
The Driftin' Sands Motel (which was owned and controlled by Days Inn) was just across the street from the beach.
We had a nice kitchen, den, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Carolyn & I got the largest bedroom which also had two beds.
 
The Driftin' Sands wasn't too bad - it was clean and it was close to the beach
 
Beth fixed baked spaghetti for all of us on the second night/Sunday
 I bought salad and dressing to complete the meal
 
The table was kind of small but we managed
 
Wednesday night, Carolyn and I kept Savanna and gave Brad & Beth an opportunity to get out on their own. They went to the Black Pelican Restaurant. Beth, Philip, Leslie, Carolyn and I had eaten there Saturday night. The food was a little expensive - but wonderful.
 
Brad & Beth getting ready to head out for dinner
 
 
 
Galaxy Golf
 
The first night we were at the beach, Saturday, 16 June, we decided to find a place for some mini-golf/putt-putt.
Because of the sci-fi theme, Curtis suggested Galaxy Quest.
 
 
Brad, Beth, Savanna, Philip, Leslie and Carolyn
 
   
 
Even though Savanna wasn't old enough to swing a club, she still enjoyed carrying it and a golf ball around
 
After putt-putt, we all went to the Dairy Queen for some dessert
 
 
 
 
Bodie Island Lighthouse
 
On Monday, June 18th we all decided to check out both the Bodie Island Lighthouse and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
It was about an hour's drive from where we were staying in Kill Devil Hills to the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
 
Everyone, except for me, posed while I got a group of them with the lighthouse and keeper's quarters
 
To See All of the Photos of the various Lighthouses we visited, as well as the Wright Brothers' Memorial - CLICK HERE
 
 
 
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
 
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in the United States.
It had to be moved from its original location because the seashore was eroding and officials
were concerned they'd loose the lighthouse if they didn't.
 
Brad, Beth and Savanna at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
 
 
Philip, Leslie, Brad, Beth and Savanna
 
 
 
The Lost Colony
 
While we were in the area, Brad, Beth, Savanna and I went to see THE LOST COLONY outdoor drama in Manteo, NC.
 
The Lost Colony Outdoor Theater
 
 
 
Wright Brothers' Memorial
 
On Wednesday, June 20th, we decided to visit the Wilbur & Orville Wright Memorial. It was a very long walk to the top of the hill.
 This is where the first manned flight took place - in Kill Devil Hills, NC
 
It was a VERY long walk to the top of the hill where the memorial is located
 
To See All of the Photos of the various Lighthouses we visited as well as the Wright Brothers' Memorial - CLICK HERE
 
 
 
Lost Treasure Golf
 
On Thursday afternoon, 21 June 2001, Carolyn, Beth, Brad, Savanna and I decided that we wanted to play some mini-golf.
We had seen Lost Treasure Golf from a distance and it looked very interesting with all its waterfalls and stone mountains.
 
We had to ride a train to the top of the mountain
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was a good choice for putt-put/mini-golf and we had a great time - in spite of the humidity.
Brad won, Beth came in second.
 
Beth can't believe that Brad got a hole-in-one
 
 
 
 
 
 
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