Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Outer Banks Family Reunion: Did I mention we were in History Central?
Our beach house was an hour away from Kill Devil Hills, where the Wright Brothers accomplished the first, controlled powered flight. With Dentist husband being a private pilot, this is a mecca of sorts for him. Big deal. Exciting stuff. (Toothsome #1 really was having a great time, don't know why the sad face in this picture).
Amazing presentation about the Wright Brothers by one of the Park Rangers. Did you know the historic first plane that actually flew, they didn't tie down and it broke into pieces just after the historic fourth (852 feet, 59 seconds) flight? This is an exact replica.
Starting point for their flights.
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station: Weekly, the Coast Guard acts out how the Life Saving Stations (precursors to our Coast Guard) would fire Lyle Guns at ships and set up sea rescues.
For a history loving fool like me, this was all very cool.