Wright Brothers Monument Celebrates Apollo 11 Landing

With a few hundred viewers spread across the lawn next to the Wright Brothers Monument tonight, the National Park Service celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon with a rebroadcast of the Walter Cronkite commentary. It was an emotional evening. Perhaps not as emotional as that moment and day in … Continue reading Wright Brothers Monument Celebrates Apollo 11 Landing

A Mostly Good 2016 Year in Review

2016 was certainly an interesting year. Most of it was really positive and and there is not doubt the Outer Banks is still the best place anywhere for a family vacation. Some of the headlines, though, were not as pleasant as others, and a lot of those unpleasant headlines were all about the weather. From … Continue reading A Mostly Good 2016 Year in Review

Time to Climb-NPS Opens Outer Banks Lighthouses

Now that the weather is getting better, it’s time to think about the view from the top—in this case the top of Outer Banks lighthouses. The two lighthouses that are part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore are ready for climbing. Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses are extraordinary structures; Cape Hatteras in Buxton, opened in 1870 … Continue reading Time to Climb-NPS Opens Outer Banks Lighthouses

National Park Service Turns 100

2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service and with the huge presence the NPS has on the Outer Banks there are some a few things coming up that might be worth checking out. There are three national parks on the Outer Banks—Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Wright Brothers Memorial and Fort Raleigh … Continue reading National Park Service Turns 100