Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Cape Lookout

Labor Day Trip to Cape Lookout

Here's our bodyguard we brought along just to be safe:
(also known as Aaron - he and Elizabeth came too)

We took a ferry from Harker's Island (which is actually not an island) to Cape Lookout (which is an island):

Can you see the lighthouse in the background? It's right by Owen's forehead.

On the ferry ride we passed Shackleford Banks (island) that has like 100+ wild ponies!

On Cape Lookout we took a truck ride to the point of the island where there were tons of huge shells to collect.
(Like my $10 "celebrity sunglasses?" The ferry place doesn't have a huge selection)

First shell find... by the truck driver. We're pretty sure she planted it on the side of the path and "surprisingly" found it for us so she'd get a tip. It might've worked if she didn't charge an arm and a leg for the ride in the first place.
(Owen has been carrying around this shell since we got home and keeps asking Drew if he wants to pet it)

At the point of the island looking for shells...


Owen's favorite find... some dead fish. He thought they were alive though and was carrying them forever! Even on the truck ride back. He wouldn't throw them out until I told him he could get a REAL fish for his birthday.

We never even made it to the main awesome beach there cause we were so tired so we just headed home! So much fun though!

11 comments:

The Rogers said...

what a fun place! I bet the kids just had a blast. your sunglasses are cute too. i don't know how you do it by yourself all the time.....you make it look so easy, i feel bad for complaining!!

Lindsey said...

I'm still laughing at Ohead asking Drew if he wants to pet his shell, he's so dang funny. And I love your big hot mama sun glasses:)

Lunt Family Blog said...

That looks like such a fun trip, I am still trying to find places to go to take the kids...

Sarah's Nonsense said...

There's something about sand, I think, that exhausts kids and moms alike. At least in my experience that's the way of it! It sounds like it was a packed trip, though. How in the world would have been able to fit in the "main beach"?

McDonald Army Brats*** said...

that looks beautiful, and I wish I was there. I am jealous! Glad you had fun! love ya katy

McDonald Army Brats*** said...

that looks beautiful, and I wish I was there. I am jealous! Glad you had fun! love ya katy

Becky said...

Wow! i hate you! you have SO many COOL places to visit! I want to live somewhere cool like that! :) I am with Lindsey....Pet his shell. TOO FUNNY! what the dead fish! GROSS! You look super cute too! Glasses rock!

riggsfam said...

That looks like the perfect place to spend a day! I bet the boys were in heaven!

Rachel said...

HAHA. i hope he has so much fun with those real fish when he gets them! that is kinda gross but hilarious!

KatieJ said...

Those pictures are great- you are a nicer mom than I am- I would have freaked about the dead fish. I guess it's good I don't have boys yet! You have the cutest boys ever- they are so funny!

Katie said...

How fun! That is so cute and funny about petting the shell! Your boys are so super cute! You look way cute in your new shades! I love huge sunglasses. That's the only kind that look good on my face...well, that's what I think anyways. :)