The last time I was here:
|Around senior year of high school with my three favorite Joes.|
Before that trip, the only other time I'd been was here:
|Around the ffth grade with Peanut, one of the greatest dogs ever.|
Because it had been so long I was really excited to go back. I swear my heart beats faster when I think about what the Wright Brothers did and the role my state played in it. History nut+Carolina girl=dangerous dorkdom.
|Replica of their plane.|
|For comparison's sake, Joey and I with the actual plane at the Smithsonian in 2008.|
|Hangar and landing field.|
|Markers showing where each flight landed.|
|Marker explaining historic importance.|
|Me and the marker/giant rock.|
|Joey didn't want to smile for the camera anymore.|
|Plaque in sidewalk marking the centennial celebration.|
After exploring the museum, the landing field, and the new exhibits they added for the centennial, I started the long trek up to the monument. It was terribly hot and an uphill climb but the views are worth it.
And that was Kitty Hawk.