Monday, September 17, 2007

Trip to Hatteras-Saturday

Our trip started on Friday, September 7th. around 8:00 in the evening, and the plan was to drive all night in order to catch the ferry at 7:30 in the morning. We arrived at 5:00 the next morning (or was it earlier? I can't remember) and were second in line for the ferry (I think). It was still dark outside, so the girls and I kicked the boys out of the back of the truck so that we could sleep.

Hatteras is part of the the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In order to get there we had to take a ferry to Ocracoke and then another ferry to Hatteras. The Ferry rides were great!! It was a windy ride so you came off the ferry a sight to behold! Mr. Griffith, Adah, Lance, and Collin watching the waves. There was coffee available inside which several of us enjoyed to the fullest!!

Jeb and Collin catch some sleep.

Our mode of transportation during the whole week was a pick-up truck. There were eight of us altogether so we took turns riding in the bed and cab. For traveling the bed had foam, pillows, and blankets for us to sleep on. It was great!

A calm spot amidst the waves.

The "Kids". Left to Right Adah, Thelma, Collin, JEB, and Lance. We had met the group of people standing behind us around 5:00 that morning. They were fun from the start!

Adah and I.

I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to "catch up" on things with Adah. We haven't spent any time together this summer, so this was a real treat!! We had fun beating each other with pillows, talking, goofing off at the beach, and in general catching up on life!

"Feed the Birds"

The boys fed the seagulls a whole package of hamburger buns on the ferry over to Ocracoke! It was neat to watch the birds dive for the bread or even catch it! Needless to say, there was a large sized flock of birds following the ferry for a while!

Coming in to Ocracoke

After getting off this ferry we had breakfast and then drove across the Island to catch the Hatteras ferry.

To Be Continued......

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