Whirligig Appeal: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, NC

Whirligig Appeal: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, NC

Sure, telling someone that some pieces of metal that move about in the wind really is a sight to see, and worth the drive to Wilson, NC, may not sound appealing, but trust us, it is.  We have seen the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park featured in a few travel guides for North Carolina, and had… Read More »

Fort Macon Trails on a Blustery Winter’s Day

Fort Macon Trails on a Blustery Winter’s Day

On a cold drizzly afternoon, just after the New Year, we decided to check out some local hiking trails close to our home at the North Carolina Coast. Since Covid dampened our Paris trip for Christmas and celebration of the New Year, we opted to participate in the First Day Hike event, however, January 1st,… Read More »

Extending Christmas-Harkers Island

Extending Christmas-Harkers Island

When I (Shannon) was a child, it seemed like the Christmas season was as long as our summer break. My mom began decorating the weekend before Thanksgiving, and we left our decorations up until at least the first week of January. That all seemed normal to me, as most of my family operated the same… Read More »

How to Social Distance at the Beach

How to Social Distance at the Beach

Whether you are living on the coast, or within driving distance, do not let Covid keep you away from experiencing a beach day (or 20) this summer. Listen, there is just no way you are going to keep us off of the beach during the warmer months, even during a pandemic. How do we do… Read More »