2022-05-02_to_2022-05-07 NC,OuterBanks (with Seniors-On-The-Go-Tours)


This post is divided in sections. Each day of the trip is a section with a comment followed by pictures.

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2022-05-02 Monday (Day 1 of trip)

Drive to Rocky Mount, NC; rest stops at Welcome Centers; lunch at cafeteria near Raleigh,NC

To drive directly to Kitty Hawk, NC from Atlanta would be 9 hours and 45 minutes (625miles).

The tour planner, Cathy, had the tour-bus drive us first to Rocky Mount, NC. We stayed overnight in a Hilton Hotel.

Everyone was 'all-present-and-accounted-for' on the bus by 8AM. We left from a church parking lot in Snellville, GA. It is about 20 miles from my house to the church.

We stopped in rest-areas at state lines for restroom breaks and ate lunch at a cafeteria in Gastonia,NC. I had a GREAT time on the trip AND we had GREAT weather (no rain ON us - it was all around us)

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We had lunch at Jackson's Cafeteria in Gastonia, NC. Note: We also had dinner at the same cafeteria on Friday night. I forgot to take any pictures. The url address is : see website=JacksonsCafeteria.net ---)))LEFT MOUSE CLICK HERE"(((--- )

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2022-05-03 Tuesday (Day 2 of trip)

Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo,NC; sandwich lunch at the gardens; Wright Brothers Monument in Kitty Hawk,NC ; Jockey's Ridge; buffet at Captain George in Nags Head,NC

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2022-05-03_NCKittyHawk,CaptainGeorgeRestaurant-group

2022-05-03_NCKittyHawk,CaptainGeorgeRestaurant-group

2022-05-03_NCKittyHawk,WrightBrothersMemorial_SeniorsOnTheGoTours_Group

2022-05-03_NCKittyHawk,WrightBrothersMemorial_SeniorsOnTheGoTours_Group

2022-05-03_NCManteo,ElizabetheanGardens_Entrance

2022-05-03_NCManteo,ElizabetheanGardens_Entrance

2022-05-03_NCManteo,FortRaleigh_lunch-table

2022-05-03_NCManteo,FortRaleigh_lunch-table

2022-05-03_NCManteo-downtown_boardwalk-to-lighthouse

2022-05-03_NCManteo-downtown_boardwalk-to-lighthouse

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2022-05-04 Wednesday (Day 3 of trip)

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Lighthouse, Bodie Isand Lighthouse, drive through many villages including Rodanthe Village, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Note: we had a local guide with us all day telling us much information about the area.

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2022-05-04_NCBodie-Lighthouse-and-Keepers-House_Cape-Hatteras-National-Seashore_

2022-05-04_NCBuxton-Cape-Hatteras-Lighthouse

2022-05-04_NCBuxton-Cape-Hatteras-Lighthouse

2022-05-04_NCHatteras,DiamondShoalsRestaurant_entrance

2022-05-04_NCHatteras,DiamondShoalsRestaurant_entrance

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2022-05-05 Thursday (Day 4 of trip)

drive to ferry and 1 hour trip to Ocracoke Island, tour the island and eat box picnic lunch from Jason's, back to Hatteras on ferry, dinner at local restaurant


2022-05-05_NC,Ferry-to-Ocracoke(Seniors-on-the-go-tours)_Bus_

2022-05-05_NC,Ferry-to-Ocracoke(Seniors-on-the-go-tours)_Bus_

2022-05-05_NCNagsHead,RestaurantFood_Lone-Cedar-Cafe

2022-05-05_NCNagsHead,RestaurantFood_Lone-Cedar-Cafe

2022-05-05_NCOcracoke(Seniors-on-the-go-tours)Lighthouse-Group

2022-05-05_NCOcracoke(Seniors-on-the-go-tours)Lighthouse-Group

2022-05-05_NCOcracoke-Island_Pony-Pen-area_3horses

2022-05-05_NCOcracoke-Island_Pony-Pen-area_3horses

2022-05-05_NCOcracoke-Island_Ferry-Ranger-Station-SeniorsOnTheGoTours_Picnic-Lunch-in-shelter

2022-05-05_NCOcracoke-Island_Ferry-Ranger-Station-SeniorsOnTheGoTours_area

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2022-05-06 Friday (Day 5 of trip)

SEE PONIES AT CURRITUCK ON PICKUP-TRUCK BED TOUR; drive to Atlanta from Knightdale,NC


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2022-05-06_NCCurrituck-Beach-Lighthouse3

2022-05-06_NCCurrituck-Beach-Lighthouse3

2022-05-06_NCCurrituck-Beach-Wild-Horse

2022-05-06_NCCurrituck-Beach-Wild-Horse

22022-05-06_NCDuck,Highway12_Water-tower Duck,NC is where Duck Donuts was started

2022-05-06_NCDuck,Highway12_Water-tower

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2022-05-07 Saturday (Day 6 of trip)

drive to Atlanta from Knightdale,NC


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2022-05-09_GADoraville-car repair shop

The catalytic converter under my van was stolen while I was away on the tour. I was told that the van was selected because it is high off-the-ground and, therefore, doesn't require to be hoisted in order to steal the catalytic converter.

I consulted with my favorite mechanic about the repair and he recommended that I take it to a muffler shop near me and that is what I did.

I took the picture below in the repair shop to show the place where a muffler pipe was cut and the catalytic converter taken.

2022-05-09_GADoraville,MeinekeCarCareCenter,5364BufurdHwy_2008FordE150-catalyticConverterStolen

2022-05-09_GADoraville,MeinekeCarCareCenter,5364BufurdHwy_2008FordE150-catalyticConverterStolen

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