So we’re back! The drive home was uneventful, except for one stop we made. We saw a “U Pick” sign with a big peach on it, and we thought it would be fun to get out of the car and see how much it cost to pick some peaches. The orchard was off the road a couple miles and was very pretty, lots of trees and green hills. The kid at the stand said it was $10 a peck, which turned out to be quite a lot. Pierce liked picking up the smaller unripe peaches off the ground, and somehow he managed to sneak a few into our bag. Once we were done, we paid and sat in the car and Paul and I each had a peach. Let me tell you, there is nothing better than a freshly picked, juicy, sweet, Virginia peach!! It was like eating candy; so good. We looked at each other and said, “We should have gotten another bag!”
Another stop was at a local-grown market, and their peaches were $17 a peck, so we really kicked ourselves for not getting another bag at the orchard. I ended up making a peach crisp for dessert that night.
Back to the vacation itself…one of “the” things to see at the Outer Banks is the Wright Brothers National Memorial. If you look at the pic on the link, there’s a long path up to the big memorial. That is not fun pushing a stroller up!! Do that twice a day and you’ll have calves and butt of steel. Then we walked down the other side, around, and back to the main building and parking lot. It was only 66 years from first flight to first flight to the moon…absolutely amazing.
The beach was beautiful and the waves were calm. Pierce had fun, but Gab really enjoyed it most. We took Dean for a couple walks in the evening and he seemed to like it as well.
We all had fun, but everyone agrees it’s good to be home. “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!”