Well this is my blog and I guess I am allowed to go off topic once in a while, so I'll start with a vacation photo. This is a gorgeous beach near Nag's Head on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Having grown up in Coastal Georgia - and still living within a four hour drive of Savannah - it never occurred to me to drive 600 miles to the the Outer Banks. But WOW, this was worth 10 hours in the car.
Being the total nerd that I am, I had to visit every museum and historical site I could find which included Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Bros launched aviation history, and the some of the lighthouses along the coast. Yes, you have to see the Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras before I show you the sewing machines! ;)