It's all in the pronunciation!!

Trip Start May 01, 2013
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Trip End May 01, 2014


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Fort Macon Atlantic Beach
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Old Beaufort Burying Ground

Flag of United States  , North Carolina
Monday, June 16, 2014

After spending three weeks in Hilton Head visiting friends (great seeing you all, we will be back in September for a week if we missed you) and seeing our doctors for yearly checkups, we are on the road again...
 
Our home base is the town of Chocowinity.  A small town in the Inner Banks.  As we approach the campground we see a swath of damage to houses and trees with no tops.  It was just a localized area, but the damage was extensive.  Some homes totally gone, others severely damaged, some with the blue tarps still on the roofs, and lots of debris piled up along the side of the road.  It's so amazing to see such devastation and to have it in such a slim area.  We were told it wasn't a tornado, but the winds had to be upwards of 90 mph or more. This was one of the nicest campgrounds inside of a yacht basin.  We saw lots of birds and one morning a large  parade of geese with their babies and 5 white ducks went right up the road in front of us.  So nice.

 Day 415 - Off to the Outer Banks.  Today we explored the town of BEAU - FORT (pronounced differently than BEEUUU-FORT in South Carolina).  Apparently they were both founded and named by the same person and even some of the streets have the same name. One being Carteret Street.  It was agreed though that they would not be pronounced the same and there you go!!  

Our first stop was to the visitors center to find out what to do in one day.  We met Sandy, Sandy and Cindy there. Wow, three Sandy's in one room - danger!!!   Three great ladies that were so excited about their city and gave us some great hints.  We first headed to the Old Burying Ground, just a quick walk around the corner.  Don't ask me why, but I am always drawn to old cemeteries.

Our next recommendation took us to Fort Macon along the coastline.  We were at Fort Pickens in Pensacola and this was similar in size.  There were several strings of forts of this type set up along the coastline during the Civil War.  Some have made it and some not.  
 
It's always nice to see "history" still standing...even IF refurbished.

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Pamela on

More adventures for you. What fun and I'm so glad you are still blogging so I can follow along with you. I hope we get to see you again in September. Love and hugs to you both.

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