Seems we just arrived in North Carolina and it’s already time to leave.
We arrived in the Triangle after our weekend in the mountains with Laura and Bruce and got setup at Rolling View Campground on Falls Lake. It was a quick trip this time with just one doctor visit and we each got our teeth cleaned. That’s always exciting stuff :)
We also took a day to do some kayaking in Falls Lake with friends Tricia and Dan. We had a great time and lots of laughs. We didn’t get much of a workout on this outing though. Dan and Tricia have an electric motor on their Sea Eagle so we enjoyed their generosity as they towed us all over the lake! Thanks guys!
This photo is for Bill and Nancy…I’m told it’s your favorite launching spot :)
Our time there was short but I did manage to buy some new wheels. Check out my new ride!
With luck, I won’t break my neck
I think I have successfully talked Rick into joining me but he wants to sell his Trikke before buying a bike. It’s hard to carry all this stuff :) If anyone wants a Trikke or knows someone that wants a Trikke, let us know. He’ll make you a good deal :)
So there is no misunderstanding, THIS is a Trikke.
We quickly moved on to the NC Coast where we spent 2 wonderful weeks. We stayed at the Cedar Point Campground in Swansboro. We always enjoy coming here. It’s right over the bridge from Emerald Isle and the area has everything we need or could want.
We met up with friends Cynthia and Ronnie who were staying across the road at their site in Page Place. They kindly invited us to join them and their neighbors for a Memorial Day Pot Luck. It was a great time. They had lots of wonderful food, a DJ, good music and lots of friendly people. I even met someone who reads my blog! It was nice meeting you Sharon!
Ronnie and Cynthia have a boat that they graciously invited us to enjoy with them while we were here.
One day we headed down the Intra-coastal waterway to Buies Creek for lunch. We no sooner launched than we noticed the Coast Guard following us!
They followed for quite some time before passing us and going on their way.
It was a beautiful ride. We passed many beach “cottages”. Some of them were huge!
We arrived at the Riverview Café, a small repurposed house,
docked the boat and enjoyed a great lunch of fried shrimp, hush puppies, rolls and our choice of 2 sides with dessert, all for under $8.00. It was home cooking and it was good!
On the way home, we were entertained by a school of dolphins. There must have been at least a dozen and they kept us entertained for quite awhile. I am not fast enough, nor is my camera capable of capturing their antics so I have no photos, but it was a treat for me. I have never seen so many dolphins all together.
When we docked, Ronnie said we had put on over 50 miles that day. We certainly enjoyed it.
A couple days later, they took us out once again to go fishing. We drove to Morehead City and launched the boat there, then motored out around Cape Lookout and Shackleford Island. I tried to get a good picture of the lighthouse and the wild horses on Shackleford but I only had my phone and we were quite a ways off shore.
Rick and Ronnie were the fishermen this day. Cynthia and I were content to relax and enjoy the sun.
Here’s a little one!
Another little one!
They weren’t biting much but the few they caught were too small to keep. Finally, just before we called it a day, Rick pulled in a keeper. It was a 16.5” flounder. It’ll be good for a taste :)
We spent the entire day on the water and we were all beat by the time we got home. We were careful to use sunscreen but all that fresh air really pooped us out. We slept very well that night :)
Our time here is now over and it’s time to start our trek north. We’re heading to upstate NY to visit family and then on to Maine and some of the other New England states for the summer. It’s going to be fun!
Thanks for stopping by.