So enough of the complaining.... I really am not unhappy, it is just kind-of not really a nice hotel, and I would rather have spent that money on a local hotel if the service wasn't going to be that great. We stay in Holiday Inn hotels often, and have come to expect great service.
So yesterday when we got in, we drove down to the Southern end, and went to Hatteras Lighthouse and climbed to the top. The view was gorgeous! I am so glad my dad suggested driving down. The lighthouse was moved in 1999, and I hadn't seen it since the move. They moved it a LOOOONG way! I took pictures, but I don't think they do it justice. Here are pics of the move.
|Getting all the kids in one good picture is like herding cats.|
|The service houses were also moved with the lighthouse.|
|Me with my kids at the top.|
|Zach and Maddie were amazed.|
|Looking back at the old site. |
Straight ahead above the new parking lot.
Nearly on the beach.
|My kids with Nana and Pawpaw.|
|The kids at the base after coming back down.|
|This is what the floors looked like inside.|
It is marble and slate tile, with an iron spiral staircase.
|I know this picture is not perfect,|
but my dad is smiling, and he never smiles.
|Me and my parents outside the keepers house.|