Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CAROLLA, NORTH CAROLINA TRIP - NINTH DAY - 9-9-17 - JOURNEY HOME


Corolla, North Carolina Trip
Ninth Day
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Journey Home


One last sunrise to enjoy from the vacation rental.  I shall miss this view.  The photo below was taken a few days earlier. The one above, the morning we left. 


We were on our way at 8:40 a.m., along with the rest of the family.  We intend to drop by Gregg's brother‘s home on the way north.


There were lots of people like this heading home today.  Our car was pretty well packed but not as much as this one.


We are entertained when waiting at traffic lights, interested in the stickers people put on back windows.  Some easily figured out, others leave us scratching our heads.


We stopped at what has become our local Harris Teeter for a coffee.  We often stopped on our way back to the house to pick up a few needed items.  They have a Starbucks inside and the line was long.  Customers were good-natured and friendly.


All week we have been passing by a lovely sculpture of a horse and foal.    


I asked Gregg if we could stop to take a few photos.




It is a beauty of a sculpture.



1:26 p.m. and we have just left Gregg's brother's house, after having a very nice couple of hours catching up. Their sister and her husband arrived about 15 minutes after we did. We drove over to a favorite sandwich shop, and ate at a picnic table outside. We couldn't have had more perfect weather.  It was warm but not too hot, and there was a lovely breeze.  It was great to see Gregg's brother as it has been a while. After lunch we said our goodbyes and went our separate ways. 


We pass a familiar statue, one I have seen hundreds of times before.  It is a replica of the much larger one, not too far from where we live.

5.16 p.m.  and we are 28 miles away from home, 44 minutes to go according to the GPS. 

6.15 p.m. and rolling in our driveway.  "Hello house, good to see you house!"  We have had a super week but you know how it goes, Home Sweet Home!  It is great to be back.

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28 comments:

  1. The sun over the dunes is gorgeous! I would just not be able to leave. I love the mama and baby horse sculpture. What is a better combination than Harris Teeter and Starbucks?

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    1. Thank you Ginny, a great combination to be sure :)

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    1. Thank you Francisco, and I wish the same for you :)

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  3. Wow I love that horse and foal statue it is stunning. The sunrise photos are great not often I see sunrise! From starting work much of my life at 4am I never thought I would ever sleep late but yes I have now learnt to!
    Glad you arrived home safely and had a great week. Take care Diane

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    1. Have to say, we are are the same, late risers these days. We go to bed later too but catch a sunset when on holiday. Thank you Diane, wishing you a great week also :)

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  4. That's another trip over, I wonder how long I have to wait for the next one? Seriously, it is a joy to see all the places you visit even if I am a teeny bit jealous... lol.

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    1. Thank you Valerie :) Having a bit of a rest right now, enjoying being home.

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  5. A beautiful sunrise to start a brand new day. I would also want to stop for some photos of the the horse and her foal. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Nancy :) wishing you a great day also.

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  6. The two opening shots are quite wonderful.

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    1. Thank you David, I am happy you liked them.

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  7. Hello, Denise! The sunrise image is beautiful. I love the horse sculpture. It is sad to see vacations come to end but always nice to be home. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, I totally agree. Have a great weekend :)

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  8. what an amazing horse/foal statue, just beautiful... I can't pick a favorite between the first two, each one as I look at it is my favorite until I look at the other one. love the sea oats against the sky. I dread pulling up behind someone with stickers because I have to listen to a tirade from Bob about putting stickers on cars. once he had a loud fight with a car salesman, we bought a corvette and he said when I come to pick this up tomorrow if it has one sticker or your name plate on it, I will not take it. he has a 'thing' about nothing on his cars. for me I like to read them like you do. that is one loaded down SUV with the surfboards.

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    1. Thanks Sandra, and I am a bit like Bob about stickers. I won’t buy them for our car but I don’t mind them on other cars. I find them interesting to read.

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  9. I like those horse sculptures a lot. Lovely trip for you and Gregg.

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  10. you keep a great detailed diary!! we have wonderful husbands who are kind in stopping for us. the first 2 images are exceptional!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I try to keep it up when on vacation. It is a lot of fun to read them a few years down the road. Yes we do have wonderful husbands :)

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  11. The horse and foal sculpture is quite a sight to see.

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  12. I'm glad you stopped to take photos of that horse and foal. They are magnificent! What a wonderful trip you had.

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    1. Thank you Lois and talking about trips, your vacation photos are incredible.

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  13. I've seen that familiar statue and a replica at Parris Island Marine Recruiting station in South Carolina. You had a great time in Corolla with lots of beauty in the sunrises. Hope your week at home is going well.

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    1. We pass the Iwo Jima Memorial many times when going into Washington DC. It is truly magnificent. This smaller version is near the gate of the Marine Corps in Quantico. I did not know about the one at Parris Island. We are having a great week at home thank you Ellen, I hope you are too.

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  14. What a magnificent place, Denise! At first glance I thought the horses were real...they are beautiful, and so are your photos! Thanks so much for sharing your tours, I really enjoy them!

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    1. You are very welcome Linda, happy you enjoyed my post.

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