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Oh My Sweet Carolina… (Day 11)

Got up earlier than planned this morning… We were planning on catching the 12:00 ferry from Ocracoke to Cedar Island, but Patrick C got up early and found out there was a ferry leaving at 9:30, and decided we’d take a shot at making that one to give us a little more time.

Took a quick shower and went out to grab breakfast real quick before we had to leave. I joined a nice old couple by the name of Frank and Rosie, who had just got done talking to my dad and brother while they ate breakfast. They were incredibly friendly, and both spoke with a great southern drawl that has been one of the best parts of the southward portion of our journey. That true southern hospitality…

We packed up in a hurry, and made it with time to spare to the early ferry. Now two hours and fifteen minutes in a ferry sure sounds like a long time, but it was actually not bad at all. The constant breeze kept it nice and cool, it was nowhere near a full ferry, plenty of room to walk around, and an air-conditioned cabin. Before we knew it, land was on the horizon, and we were back on the road. We took a quick detour and drove around Harker’s Island, it was an enjoyable continuation of our final tour of the coastal Carolina area before we were to head back to the mainland for good.

Most of the rest of the day was spent driving. We hit up Raleigh, and stopped by the NC State practice fields to say a quick hello to Paul, who was in the middle of football practice. He took a couple minutes out of his schedule to say hi. We were lucky to get a picture of the event, seeing how my Dad was too nervous to bring a camera in, worried that the team might think we were spying on them. A man with his two sons carrying in a digital camera, the typical spies… Paul was able to convince him that it was okay to bring one in…

We continued a short way on up to Durham, checked into the hotel, got some dinner (where Jake spilled about 3 slices of pizza worth of cheese and sauce in his lap), and that was more or less our night…

Look for a similar travel day tomorrow.

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4 Responses to "Oh My Sweet Carolina… (Day 11)"

  1. I am willing to bet that the picture of you guys at the Harkers Island sign will bring tears to Mark’s eyes.

  2. I’m with marcie! Thats cool you saw Paul, I thought you wouldn’t get to.. Enjoy your travel to Atlanta, tell Brian and April hello.

  3. I knew you would find a sign that said welcome to Harkers Island and stop for a quick photo, you are very well trained! Good thing you made it there or your Uncle Mark would have probably disowned you. I hope you survive the heat of Georgia, I heard that in some parts of the state it is as hot as 122 degrees with humidity. Love ya!!!

  4. I knew you would find a sign that said welcome to Harkers Island and stop for a quick photo, you are very well trained! Good thing you made it there or your Uncle Mark would have probably disowned you. I hope you survive the heat of Georgia, I heard that in some parts of the state it is as hot as 122 degrees with humidity. Love ya!!! ps Jake I like your shirt

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