“I’ll be your candle on the water” ~Helen Reddy in song from Pete’s Dragon


We had lots of fun today – it was a bit cloudy and drizzly in the morning, so we climbed to the top of the Currituck Beach Light House.  It was 240 winding stairs up.  Grace climbed the whole way and Dan carried Max.  I love the feeling of history and lore at a lighthouse.

After that we went on a little guided kayak tour of the briny water between the land and the sound.  We saw a snake and an active (with babies) Oprey nest up close.  Then I rested a little (I mean, did laundry) while Dan took the kids to the arcade.  We had some pizza on the deck and then we went to the beach for an evening swim.  We flew kites and did a little boogie boarding.

Tomorrow is our last day here and then hopefully the kids will sleep the entire 18 hours in the car on the way home.