|Our first night in the Outer Banks|
The humidity and heat were insane the first couple of days
even so close to the ocean.
|After visiting Currituck Lighthouse, we found this little garden that|
utterly delighted me with its beautiful sunflowers. I am, inexplicably, drawn
|The Elizabethan Gardens near the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island.|
Luke and I found several birds for our Big Summer List here.
|These ancient oaks in the Elizabethan Gardens were imposing.|
|Ancient Oak- over 500 years old, I think.|
These trees reminded me of The Two Towers.
|Luke and Sammy|
|The view from the top|
|Kity Hawk Memorial|
|This photo has a poignant atmospheric quality. This is at Cape Hatteras Light Station.|
|The cottage that we rented had a lovely and relaxing porch swing. I spent some time there looking for birds|
|Currituck Light house in the historic Corolla village.|
Can you see both Luke and Sam?
|The boys took a tour of the pirate ship in the background.|
|Can you see the dragonfly here?|
|The view from the porch swing|
|Another view of "our" yard|
|The only picture with me in it|
The flights were grueling. This will be the only time that the twins will fly as lap babies. They turn 2 in October and after that, they will need their own seats on a plane. I'm fine with that. My arms were so sore after several hours wrestling with one of the twins. I know that although most people are kind regarding small families traveling , they are still hoping that the couple they see boarding the plane with the 1 1/2 year old twins isn't sitting anywhere near them. I get it. I understand.
Traveling isn't easy or always fun with small people, but it's worth it for those precious family memories.