Saturday, January 19, 2013

Wright Bros National Memorial - Oct 2012

Another field trip we took while we were in the Outer Banks in October, was to the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC.  There is a small museum, replicas of their camp/workshop buildings, and markers showing where the first four flights took off and landed, along with the original rails that they used to launch the planes.  Finally, there is large monument on top of a hill that offers lovely views all around, from sound to sea.

A diorama inside the museum

Replica plane

This boulder marks the spot where the planes took off, and the white boulders further away mark the spots where the first four flights landed, going progressively farther each time.  Also visible on the ground is part of the original rail system they used to launch the planes.

Heading to check out the monument

This sentence wraps around the monument:  "In commemoration of the conquest of the air by...
...the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright conceived by...
...achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable..."

View from the top of the hill... you can see the museum, the camp/workshop buildings, the boulders marking the takeoffs & landings, and the ocean in the distance.

Just couldn't resist taking this one... hee hee.  :P

I just really liked this shot of a Dad taking his kids' pics.  :)

Bug had fallen asleep in the car, so Daddy stayed with him (bless his heart) while Monkey and I checked everything out.  We were all done and heading back when he woke up.

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