Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Outer Banks/Baldwin visit
Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is now the home of Bob and Glen Baldwin. We can never travel south without a stop to visit with them. The Outer Banks is quiet this time of year. Many businesses close for a few months after the holidays and tourists think it is winter, but we only need a deck of cards and our good friends and family to have a great time here.
Arriving at the Beach house
One night, we went to the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo to see their Christmas lights. The grounds encompass 35 acres of gardens decorated with thousands of lights
The next day we had lunch at a place called Trio. Wine, Cheese, and Beer. This shop features two kiosks, each with three stations that dispense twelve varieties of wine. The label describes the wine and gives you the choice of a taste, a half glass, or a full glass. Your choices are recorded on a card that you turn in for your bill. Quite unique and a great way to try new and different wines.
Sunday afternoon included a visit with Kathy, Adam, Sam and Charlotte. Sam had spent the last three days fighting a fever, so we just dropped in for short stay. Two delightful kids, lots of personality, lots of energy, and most of all lots of love from parents and grandparents. Sam had many stories about his new Wii Star Wars game, and Charlotte shared her favorite books. Looks like Meme already has her trained!
At the end of another enjoyable time together, Glen received a whimsical gift from two old friends, giving her another artifact to remind her of Dixmont.
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