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 »

The Windsor House of Historic Beaufort

The Windsor House of Historic Beaufort

Ahhhh, Beaufort-by-the-Sea! Crossing the new bridge for the first time in almost 1.5 years, windows cracked to smell the ocean air, and get the view, I (Gerry) immediately felt at ease. That view has always been special as you enter this historic seaside community. It is a little higher up now, with the new bridge,… Read More »