Family vacations are the quintessential summer activity of many families, whether homeschooling or not. Every year, our family takes at least one family vacation, and the destination usually varies each year. This year, we’ve decided to fly from California to North Carolina, to spend a week at the beach….the Outer Banks to be exact. When I tell people where we’re going, to the beach, they think I’m crazy. Our family lives not even an hour from the closest beach, yet we’re flying the entire brood across the county to visit the “same.” However, the Outer Banks (also known as OBX) of North Carolina has lots more than just beaches to contribute to our family vacation, and that is why I’ve decided it’s where we’ll be spending our family-vacation week.
The a 200-mile long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina begins in the southeastern corner of Virginia Beach on the east coast of the United States and covers approximately half the northern North Carolina coastline.
OBX is where the Wright brothers’ first flight in a powered, heavier-than-air vehicle took place (December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near the seafront town of Kitty Hawk). The Wright Brothers National Monument (which is one place we’ll visit while in the area) commemorates the historic flights.
If you were visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where would you visit? If you’ve already been there, please share your experiences… I’d love to hear from you! You can write me at [email protected]
As always, fun learning is forever learning.