Lori and I waited for the perfect wx window to OSH, but it never happened so we decided to play in our own back yard instead.
Tuesday morning we took off from Greenville NC (home) and headed north to the Albemarle Sound. We stayed on the south bank to avoid the restricted areas. First stop was First Flight!
We talked to a nice fellow in a Bonanza. We decided I would be Orville and he would be Wilbur. We landed together on Runway 02 and then taxied back to the monument as a flight of two. After paying our respects at the First Flight monument, we took off for Manteo (about six miles) and went to the North Carolina Aquarium. It was shark week and there was a new dinosaur exhibit. We had to take a selfie while being chased by a dinosaur. (Our granddaughter Erin was afraid for us)
After the aquarium, we decided to shoot down the Outer Banks to Cape Hatteras, then on to Ocracoke Island (our favorite back yard playground).
We were having a great time when we had a brilliant idea to spend the night on a whim. We rented a room and two bikes. We spent two days biking around the island and enjoying the wonderful weather. Then, we climbed back in the RV-12 with sore butts and 46 minutes later we were sitting on the ground at home. Was it as good as OSH? Of course not, but we had a blast close to home and put a little more xcountry time on the -12. We'd do it again for sure!
Dennis W. Millsap