13 / 52 : “Historical Accomplishment”

Last week was my husband’s Spring Break. We took the kids to Kill Devil Hills, NC in the Outer Banks for a couple days. Then of course there was a fabulous Easter weekend at the in-laws. This self portrait has a touch of history and a bit of self-accomplishment. It was taken at the beautiful Wright Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

13 / 52 : “Historical Accomplishment”

“The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two Americans credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903.” (wikipedia.org)

The vastness of this National Park hits you as soon as you step onto the grounds. As you take steps on the path it almost feels like you go nowhere. It was a very appropriate place for the brothers to set up camp and take flight. A great, open space with very few inhabitants made for the perfect spot to fly…and to take a long walk! I find the history alluring and the 60-foot-tall memorial itself to be a masterpiece. It is so peaceful to sit up on the hill in the wind and look down upon the grand field and realize the amount of work and engineering that went into powered flight.

As I said, it is a long walk to get to the top of that 90-foot hill. At this point in my life some of the medicines I am currently taking make it difficult to take long walks uphill and downhill, so I wasn’t sure if I would get stuck somewhere on the journey and have to get airlifted outta there…haha. No, but seriously, I was very proud of myself for making it through the whole experience.

Inscribed on the base of the monument: “In commemoration of the conquest of the air by the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright conceived by genius achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith.”

If you are ever in the area, you must stop by this National Park and Memorial for a taste of history and some good exercise…or a good game of hide-n-seek if you are anything like my son.

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  1. Refreshing photography. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

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  2. I’ve only been to the Outer Banks once (it’s a bit of a haul from Texas) but fell in love with the place. We stayed on Hatteras in the offseason but drove up one day to the Wright Memorial. It was amazing.

    Thanks for sharing.

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