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Nights In Rodanthe

December 3, 2010

OK, so I haven’t seen Richard Gere yet, but I’m still looking.  The house/Inn where he stayed in the movie is just up the beach.  Apparently it was about to be swept out into the ocean and had been accordingly condemned until it was purchased this past January and moved its current, more secure location.  Go to this link if you’d like to read more.

I’ve included a photo I took while there finding the geocache, Nights In Rodanthe.

After taking the dogs out on the beach in the morning,  we all piled into the car to head south to geocache our way down to Cape Hatteras and its light house.

Here is a bit of info about the light house and the area in general.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the nation and a famous symbol of North Carolina. The beacon from the light can be seen some 20-miles out to sea and has warned sailors for more than 100 years of the treacherous Diamond Shoals, the shallow sandbars which extend some 14 miles out into the ocean off Cape Hatteras.

The area now known as Cape Hatteras National Seashore has a long and rich heritage. The islands that make up the seashore have been home to Native Americans, farmers, watermen, slaves, lighthouse keepers, surfmen, and many others who continue to shape the heritage of the area. The people have witnessed events that include hurricanes, the death of Blackbeard the pirate, Civil War battles, the construction of its now famous lighthouses, the birth of the USCG in the lifesaving stations, hundreds of shipwrecks, Billy Mitchell’s test bombings, Reginald Fessenden’s first radio broadcasts, the building of dunes by the CCC, scientific strides in weather forecasting, u-boat attacks, and much more.

Upon our return to Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground I noticed that a couple of folks had arrived and set up camp for a long weekend.  I think there are 5 of us now in a campground that has 412 closely situated sites.   I can’t imagine staying here during the summer with all the sites filled.  Anyway, today I had the indoor pool and hot tub all to myself before heading across the road to the Sound and sunset.

Today, its cloudy and breezy should get into the 50’s with more sun coming.  I think I’ll head up to Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills to check out the spot where Orville and Wilbur Wright made history with the first flying machine.  Either that, or I’ll stay home and start on the baby quilt I’m going to make for Suefly’s baby, Edgar who is due to make his first appearance in the world in mid February.

Stay tuned.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lucinda permalink
    December 3, 2010 12:34 pm

    I am so jealous! My ideal life would be snuggled in there, ocean front for “the duration.” IDEA…I often see traveling billboards in Knoxville. What about getting a company like COKE, PEPSI, BANK OF AMERICA…..some nationally known name who would like to make Dora into a traveling advertisement? You could get a monthly contract and send pictures back to them from your travels. They could even do a feature with you so the entire nation could follow along.

  2. Thomas Noble permalink
    December 4, 2010 11:45 am

    Great pictures at the beach. Victoria visited the Caped Hattaras lighthouse while visiting Jeremy at his basic training graduation in 2001.

    Have you seen the pictures chosen for the 2011 Geocache Alaska calendar? You might recognize one as you were there when it was taken.

  3. Devin permalink
    December 8, 2010 12:49 pm

    Great job, Margie. Keep ’em coming. I’m traveling thru you right now.

  4. December 10, 2010 8:05 pm

    love this post–I was a sucker for Richard Gere in that film too–so fun to see that beach house again–haven’t been back there since I saw the movie.

    I grew up in this country–remind me to tell you about my camper experience at Cape Hatteras National Seashore–don’t think we actually camped in the campground as we were definitely too noisy for the likes of it–beautiful area with many fond memories–fun to see the beautiful waves and sunset again. As Devin said,”I’m traveling thru you right now” too.

    Lucinda, don’t know you but think your idea for Margie and Dora is super cool!

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