Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Trip

This afternoon, we took Gwyneth to see her first lighthouse...actually, we only jumped out of the car long enough to snap a picture...our real goal was to go down to see the house from "Nights of Rodanthe" (even thought we've seen it before).

The weather was great today (for the first time in a week or so)!

Here we are at the Bodie Island Lighthouse...

Here's the house, a little roughed up from the storm this week.






On the way back, we stopped at the old Oregon Inlet Life Saving Station, abandoned in 1988...I'm fascinated by this kind of stuff.



Nate

35 comments:

Emily said...

What beautiful pictures! Looks like you all had a wonderful day!

[Somebody Loved] said...

I just love Nicolas Sparks. I have read all of his novels and his memoir. Thanks for sharing your photography of these real places. That is what I love most about Mr. Sparks... he uses his real life experiences in his writing. I look forward to the Nights in Rodanthe movie...
ToOdLeS.ShEiLA
ps. Lighthouses are my favorite. I collect them... do you have any photographs of lighthouses you are willing to share with me? maybe via e.mail? if not that is ok.

Candi said...

Beautiful pictures! I cannot believe how fast Gwyneth's hair is growing! Thanks for sharing!

Katelyn said...

It looks like you guys had a fun afternoon! I really like Tricia's blond hair too!

Julie said...

Hey, Tricia was a BLONDE today!! So, did she have more fun?

Emily said...

Love the blonde! How fun!

Nana2four said...

How ironic is this ... I just this minute walked in the door from seeing "Nights in Rodanthe" and here is the house! WOW! I will warn you ... this is a triple hanky film. Every woman walking out of the theater was a mess! But the house looks great. So help me here... is it pronounced Rodanth ? or is it really Rodantheeee like I have been hearing?

Glad you had such a great day for an adventure! Have an awesome worship service tomorrow!
Blessings,
Susan

dave.heather said...

What a neat house! I love Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook is my fave), and I've been looking forward to seeing the new movie. Now I feel like I had a little sneak peak. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you guys had such a nice day. It's looks like a good one. All my best, Heather

TheRagan3 said...

this is one of hubby and my favorite lighthouses. We went to the OBX on our honeymoon and have pics of this lighthouse at sunset.. gorgous! When we were first married BK (Before Kids!) we had a thing about lighthouses.. we tried to visit all the lighthouses close to us.. we succeeded!

Thanks for the pics of this house too.. I look forward to seeing this movie - hoping for a pretty clean one!

Sara G said...

Great photo's. I want to see that house.
Today me and the hubby went to see Nights in Rodanthe. Great movie. I had read the book and was looking forward to the movie. I love Nicholas Sparks!!
Thanks for sharing the pics.
Looks like a wonderful day for your family!!
Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Rick Lawrenson said...

Ro-dan-thee. Accent on the middle syllable.

Liz @ My Full Cup said...

What beautiful pictures and so amazing, as they always are! I love the one with Tricia and Gwyneth, so sweet! Glad you guys had a fun day together.

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Great pics! Love the one of Tricia and Gwyneth.

Thanks for sharing pics of the house from the new movie. I can't wait to go see it.

knuts2knit said...

Great family pix of you guys and your blonde hottie of a wife! :) Glad that she's having fun trying out new looks! I can't wait to see the movie and you've got me really wanting to go vacation in the Carolinas!!
((Hugs)) to all of you from Ohio
Ellen

Hopesrising said...

Oh looks like you had a great day!!
I love lighthouses, of course I think most beach-lovers do.
Love the family pic. But the one of Tricia and Little One to.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Jane-Jane said...

does that mean that no lives have been saved since 1988? Can I have the building if no one is going to maintain it!?! Love old buildings, hate to see them abandoned. reclaimed lumber is the best! my fascination is with what has gone on inside those four walls..."if these walls could talk."

we were going to go see the movie tonight, but got out of dinner about 15 minutes to late...next week!

BeckeyZ said...

Gwyneth is already quite talented! I see the spit-bubbles!

Cool house. I love your pics.

The Beaver Bunch said...

Oh my Lanta! Gwyneth is so cute. You already knew that, didn't you? Also, love Tricia w/ blonde hair.

I'd love to see those houses too. Hummmmm.....I've been asking my husband for a vaca...

How far is the OBX from Greensboro?

Momof2bz said...

Hi! The pictures are beautiful but your wife looks gorgeous as a blond. I hope you guys had a blast. I can't wait to see the other pictures. I pray that you all are able to share a long lifetime of days like this one. Thanks for sharing.

PS - Tell Gwyneth that we think she is stylin' ;-)

Angela R. said...

Great pictures!! Such a happy family!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful day!

Tricia looks great as a blonde!

Hope you enjoyed!
-Angela

Busy Momma said...

that house is so amazing! great photos. (i love old places too)

Jill said...

Looks like you had a gorgeous day!

Sounds like you enjoyed life!

Praising God for all the moments of joy you share together!

Blessings to your beautiful family Nate! Gwyneth is precious!

Love,
Jill

Leeann said...

Love Love Love the blond on Tricia!!!

Jennifer said...

Isn't Bodie beatiful? I'm so glad I got to go to 3 of the lighthouses when I was there.

Shannon said...

Love these pictures... I so miss the OBX and Va Beach! Just looking at the pictures reminds of Fall on the coast... I love it!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Lindse94 said...

What a great way to spend a Saturday, isn't it so much more fun doing it with a little one. I can't wait to start doing all the things we did as kids with my little guys, because watching it through their eyes seems so much more rewarding. Philly zoo, here we come:)

~j~ said...

that looks like a truly great day!
we have nothing like that out here!
beautiful old buildings on the beach..wow!

Susanna... said...

love the pictures! and what a beautiful day!

Kelly said...

I am reading that book right now. I already loved that it was the OBX b/c I could imagine from your pictures - but now this... you are awesome! I'm not done with the book so I'm so happy I have a REAL picture for my head!

Apple said...

Hot snot...look at Tricia with blond hair!!

Janet said...

Great pics!
What site do you use to edit your photos?

Carol said...

Love those pictures - what a great family you guys are and what a fun day. Love the cheek to cheek shot of Tricia and Gwyneth.

Jenn said...

I have this same lighthouse on my blog. =) We live very not far from Bodie. I love lighthouses!

Beautiful photos! I've keep you all in my prayers for quite some time.

I've only recently learned about the world of blogging. Your family has touched my heart, and our church has been praying for you.

Wow, Gwyneth has grown!

Blessings! Your sister in Christ, Jenn

La Familia Garcia said...

WOW...those are great....I love the lighthouse one! And her jeans are adorable! I also love the blonde hair!!

Kim said...

No way! That's so awesome! Jordan and I actually said, I wonder where that is about the "Nights in Rodanthe" preview!!
Gotta get that way!