NOVEMBER 17, 2013 (Sunday)
Happy birthday Pepper!
Thought it was going to be a lazy day today. We slept in a little and when we woke up, the weather looked decent. At this resort we have to share internet. It costs us about $45.00 for the week for one connection (that’s why we share). When Michael got on his computer, he had received an email from Beth. (Beth had contacted us when we were in Montana and recommended an ice cream place we loved.) This morning she recommended a donut place.
We know from experience that Beth knows her stuff but the place she recommended was closed until Thanksgiving. We discovered, however, that there are other Duck Donuts and one is very close to our “home” resort here in Kitty Hawk. Michael and Lexi went on the mission to get Duck Donuts. They looked for the bacon ones but they didn’t have them. Maybe they’re seasonal. What they did bring home were the most delicious (and still warm from the oven) donuts. Lex and I had peanut frosting with drizzled chocolate and Michael had a maple frosting with chocolate drizzle. Right again Beth. Thank you.
After that we went for a drive. The fog was clearing up and it looked like it was going to be a nice day. We decided to go North to Corolla. It’s about a 25 mile drive. I was reading where you can only go so far and then you need a four wheel drive and permits to go further. If you do happen to get the permits and the four wheel drive, you probably get to see the wild horses that roam those areas. That would have been fun but we only got to where we had to turn around at the end of the actual road. (Was tempted but the Prius doesn’t do sand very well. I’ve tried.)
It was a lovely drive to Corolla. We went by quaint little towns and lots and lots of vacation homes that are vacant and look lonely. There are statues of differently decorated horses along the route and are fun to look at. I especially loved the copper horse, but also loved the mermaid horse, oh and the horse with butterflies. OK, I loved them all. All very unique and fun.
We saw a lighthouse and a sign for the Wild Horse Museum. We took that road but the Museum was closed. We ended up going into a lovely park with a beautiful yellow building. I told Lexi that was where I wanted her wedding to be. Just a gorgeous setting. The lighthouse was nearby so we parked and Michael and I got out to check it out.
It cost us $7.00 each to walk to almost the top of the lighthouse, but it was worth it. I did, however, feel that I should have been much higher up than just 160 or so feet. Felt like I had climbed up at least 800 feet. So beautiful on top. Water everywhere on all sides. While we were up there we could see a heavy fog rolling in across the barrier island.
Once we got back down from the heavens, we drove back to Kitty Hawk and went dinner shopping at Walmart. Lexi cooked and decided to make a chicken taco salad for dinner. It was delicious. Since she cooked, I’ll clean the kitchen.
Michael and I are hoping to get our “date” tonight and watch “The Paradise” on PBS but we’re not sure if it’s showing here. We’ll see. That was our day. Hope yours was wonderful!