Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Rehabilitation Update

This morning I was lucky enough to get a tour of the rehabilitation project underway at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

The Visitor Center rehabilitation project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. Along with the project to rehabilitate the building, an exhibit upgrade project for inside the building has been initiated and will start shortly after the rehab concludes.

The Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2001, should be fully operational and open to the public next summer.

In case you didn’t know, the park remains open seven days a week with lots to see outside. There is a temporary visitor available for those looking for a break from the weather and an opportunity to shop for gifts.

My first Christmas season in Manteo

This is the first Christmas season I’ve experienced in Manteo and last night’s boat parade and Christmas tree lighting event kicked off the season in a perfectly festive way. The free soup, hot chocolate, and cupcakes didn’t hurt the experience either.

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One of the boats in the Christmas boat parade
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Queen Elizabeth II all lit up in Manteo Harbor
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Manteo Christmas tree
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Even Santa caught a fish!

Unexpected View at Holiday Bazaar

Last Saturday, Erica and I went to the Outer Banks Entrepreneurs 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Ramada in Nags Head. We hadn’t planned on going, but we were on beach road and saw a sign for it, so we decided to check it out.

Honestly, the selection of items for sale at the holiday bazaar wasn’t to my liking, but the view from the fourth floor event location made the spontaneous trip worth it!

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View from 4th floor of Ramada Plaza in Nags Head