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Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Everything is peachy keen at the Brown Barn.

The best kitchen help for miles around.
Twenty four lugs of peaches were laid out on tables Thursday to ripen.  Friday night some were ready so Deborah and Claudia and Blair began the process.  On Saturday, three women came to learn how to can the lugs that they had purchased and to help with the Browns.  Fifteen hours later, 294 quarts of peaches were canned.  140 quarts belong to the Browns.  Whoooo!! Till next year.     FYI  a lug is 1/2 half a bushel. A lug weighs about 25 pounds.

 I helped a little.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

On the road again to the Outer Banks, NC

On July 30, 2008 Bill, Deborah, Claudia and Mary drove three and one half hours to see what we could find out about the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.  Unfortunately we did not solve the mystery that has been an ongoing study since the disappearance of every trace of the people since the late 1500's. 
That night, we saw a beautiful pageant telling what is real history  and the legends that have been passed down. It was a beautiful production and the words and music were overtly Christian.  You can Google the Lost Colony of Roanoke for more information.

This ship is full scale replica of one of the ships that made the voyage to the New World.

We climbed up to the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kill Devil Hills.

This is the runway that the Wright brothers used for their experiments. The markers show how far the plane flew in four different attempts. The longest flight was 59 seconds and it flew 852 feet. This was the beginning of the explosion of air travel.

This building was their living quarters. The hanger looked just like it.

We are off for a swim.

July 1, 2008 we drove down the Outer Banks to the Cape Hatteras Light House.
On the way we played on the sand dunes.

The Hatteras light house was moved in 1999 because of the erosion of the sand around it.  It has just been opened to the public. 
Deborah and Claudia climbed the 268 steps to the top.