Thursday, June 17, 2010

Biggest, Best, and First in NC

We have been learning a lot about NC while we've been on the coast. I had no idea how many claims-to-fame our state has. I know that Mt. Mitchell is the highest point east of the Mississippi. It was also NC's first state park. And everyone knows that we were "First in Fight". We visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial where the first flight actually happened, and it's actually located in Kill Devil Hills, not Kitty Hawk. We got to fly kites where the Wright Brothers tested out their gliders and first aeroplane. We also visited Roanoke Island, location of "The Lost Colony" - the first Brittish Colony in America, although the colonists did not survive to tell their tale. And the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in North America at 208 ft. Not to mention venus flytraps! What a state!

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