North Carolina

Angle of Aviation
24 x 30"
acrylic on canvas
Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC

We arrived in North Carolina at 8:04 pm on November 26th, 2006

Monument to a Century of Flight, Outer Banks Welcome Center in Kitty Hawk

Inside the visitor center of the Wright Brothers National Memorial

Taking off toward the spot of the first flight

Balboa Island Lighthouse in Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Waves kicking up on a windy day in Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This was the nations first national seashore established on January 12th, 1953. Cape Hatteras has long been coined the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" because of it's treacherous currents, shoals and fierce storms.

Since your allowed to drive on the beach, Kristin went up on top of a sand dune to film me while I drove along the waters edge. I didn't venture too far, cause they sand was really loose. On the way back I started to get stuck and had Kristin get in and drive while I pushed so that we didn't end up digging ourselves into the sand. We made it out fine, thanks to the trusty Element.

National Underground Railroad marker at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Slaves knew if they could make it across to Roanoke Island they would find "safe haven"

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, also known as the site of The Lost Colony. The story of the colony is shrouded in mystery, because they have no idea what happened to the people at the colony, they seemed to just disappear.

The Elizabethan Gardens, adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. The garden's design represents the transitional style of English estate gardens of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. 

The State Capital in Raleigh. Raleigh was selected as the site of a new state capital in 1788 and established in 1792. It was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of the Colony of Roanoke. The site was chosen as being within ten miles of Isaac Hunter's Tavern, which was apparently popular with the legislators of the time. Raleigh is one of the few cities in the U.S. planned and built specifically to serve as a state capital.

World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair, Thomasville, North Carolina

Buncombe County Courthouse (left) and City Hall (right) in Asheville, North Carolina.

Vance Monument an obelisk in Pack Square, Asheville

While near Charlotte we visited Alfonso's cousin, Diana

Every year on November 29th for our anniversary we go to Highlands, NC where we were married. We have dinner at "On the Veranda" and reflect on our year together.  We sat in disbelief over what we did this year.

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