Sunday, August 14, 2011

North Carolina, April 2011

Flying out of Grand Rapids to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta

The very striking Wonder Works Museum in Myrtle Beach

St. James Church (1839) and Cemetery, Wilmington

Fort Fisher

North Carolina Aquarium, Fort Fisher
Carolina Beach

The U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship
 Commissioned in 1941, the ship participated in every major naval
offensive in the Pacific during World War II.
 It was decommissioned in 1947 and sentenced to the scrap heap
in 1958. North Carolina citizens led a successful campaign to save
the ship and return it to North Carolina.
In 1962, the ship was dedicated in North Carolina as a
memorial to WWII vets and to the 10,000 North
Carolinians who died in the war.

Southern Graciousness, A Step Back In Time

Alpaca Farm

Cross Creek, loaded with Revolutionary War History
The bridge marks the site where Highland Scots were defeated
by U.S. Patriotsin 1776. In 1778, Cross Creek was again the scene
of a battle between U.S.Patriots and English Loyalists, In 1781,
North Carolina's most notorious Tory, David Fanning, raided
Cross Creek and captured several Patriots.

All lies peaceful and serene now, including the Heroic Women
of the American Revolutionary War.
 North Carolina is filled with historic sites and beautiful waterways
and we experienced only a portion of it in this first visit.