Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
Leaving Elizabeth City at 11.00 a.m.
11.44 p.m. We just left Andy's Pancake and Steakhouse, not far from the hotel.
Great food, friendly people. It had 4-1/2 stars on Yelp, popular with the locals mainly and a few like us, passing through. We asked at the front desk before leaving our hotel if they could recommend a place.
I always enjoy reading these kind of placemats advertising local businesses.
Gregg had sausage patties and eggs, with what he thought were some of the best hash browns he has had in a very long time. His meal came with a biscuit.
I had what turned out to be an enormous plate of French Toast with apples and butter (I shared with Gregg), an order of grits, and coffee with never-ending refills. I only managed two cups. There was a mountain of yummy cooked apples and whipped cream on top of those pancakes. No wonder I am smiling. Let the holiday begin! We had better do plenty of walking.
2.27 p.m we stopped by the waterfront - still in Elizabeth city - and then after a short walk, we saw there was a museum across the street.
We had an hour around the museum. It was great fun, very interesting. I am going to have to do another post on the museum but here are a couple of favorites.
We left the car in the parking lot and walked behind the building, as we noticed a small cemetery when we drove by. It looked old and full of history. We walked around for half an hour, then back to the car.
Trying to exit at the other end of the parking lot, the street was flooded. It rained hard last night. We turned around and came back the way we came in.
Culpeper Rebellion? (If I see historical markers that we don't have time to read, I make note of the title and look them up later.)
We are in Currituck County.
3.54 p.m. and we have just reached Duck. Crawling along in traffic for the last half an hour with no end in sight. It is after all Labor Day Weekend, and everyone seems to be heading to the beach.
8.18 p.m. We have been at the house for several hours. We weren't sure we had rolled into the correct driveway at first, then our nephew appeared to welcome us. Besides having the company of my sister-in-law, her husband and son, there are also my brother-in-law's brother and his wife who are here for the long weekend. We spent a very pleasant evening chatting.
I adopted a most comfortable easy chair by the window. It swings around (I don't do much of that, but I love how it gently rocks back and forth.) Everyone is in full relaxation mode. We are at the beach!
I went outside before going to bed. There is a door that opens from our bedroom onto a balcony, and steps to the beach on our left. I look forward to exploring tomorrow. I can't see the water but I can hear the surf. Migrating martins get a lot of help from people in North Carolina. There are clusters of bird houses on tall poles everywhere I look. Good to see!