Carry Me Back...

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 Road Junkies 0 Comments

Williamston, NC to Chesapeake, VA
Thanks to the rain system that blew through eastern North Carolina this morning, the weather was much more pleasant today-- lower humidity and temperature. After waiting for the rain to pass over, we left Williamston, NC, heading north toward Virginia.

Along the way we stopped in Edenton, NC, where the city has moved the 1887 Roanoke River Lighthouse to a park and is in the process of restoring it to its former glory. When the restoration is complete, the lighthouse will be operated as a historic site. Later we visited Elizabeth City, NC, where we found the cleverest letterbox we have seen to date. We don't know how they did it, but the planters, a Coast Guard family, created a wooden box (see red star on photo) on the backside of the railing in this little riverside park. To access the letterbox, which was hidden in the wooden container, you had to locate a "key," which was hidden elsewhere on the railing. It was absolutely brilliant, leaving us pondering how we could improve our letterbox plants. After watching the waterfront activity for a while, we meandered north to Virginia, settling into Chesapeake for the evening. We're expecting to spend a couple of days here exploring Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and the surrounding area before heading off to the Chesapeake Bridge and Tunnel and other points north.