On June 5, I took the girls to visit Ron's family in North Carolina.
Tuesday, June 5 was a lovely day for flying south.
The girls loved sleeping in the king-sized bed. Here they are reading before going to sleep.
Ron's brother, Reid, raises chickens, so the eggs we eat are as fresh as can be. The color of the yolk is almost startlingly orange.
We timed our trip to celebrate Grandpa Ronnie's 74th birthday with him (and Carole).
Annalee outside in the glow of the setting sun.
Zelda along with Uncle Reid.
We headed down to Kill Devil Hills, N.C., on the Outer Banks for a night (and day). On our way to the beach, we stopped for dinner at Frog Island, where the girls were nearly attacked by a giant crab!
We arrived on the beach just after the sun set. It didn't stop the girls from searching for shells in the sand (and getting bitten by sand fleas).
Our main reason for going to the beach during this trip was to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial just up the road from Ronnie's beach house. The park service hosted a kite-flying activity for children. Despite the sweltering heat and very little wind, the girls flew their kites up and down the field in front of the Wright Brothers Memorial.
I baked a most delicious and beautiful (if I do say so myself!) chocolate layer cake for my birthday. We celebrated with a swim and cookout at Carole's house on Bell's Island.
Before leaving for the airport on our final day in North Carolina, the girls gave Grandpa Ronnie an early Father's Day gift.
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