Over spring break the boys and I went down to Hatteras Island to the iconic lighthouse. What we didn’t know was that it wasn’t open yet for the season. We were able to tour the museum and take pictures which was great but we didn’t get to climb up to the top of the lighthouse. Well.. yesterday afternoon the boys and I were at it again driving down NC 12 the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
If you have never been here are a few things to know… First don’t be like me check out the website and make sure that it is open. Second, know that your kiddos must be 42″ tall. Third, be prepared to wait until the Park Ranger allows your group in. It is very orderly and doesn’t take too long.
A few cool facts about the lighthouse… it has been moved. That’s right in 1999 the over 100 year old lighthouse was moved to safer ground. It is the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. There are over 257 steps. I tell you all this because, my boys thought it was so cool. The Park Ranger also told our group it wasn’t a race. But not to fear Dashing readers… we were first in our group to the top.
As we made our way down from the top the boys were still commenting about how cool it was to see the ocean from so high. Looking down you could see the over 100 year old stairs and flooring… isn’t is elegant ??
Well we did it we got to climb Hatteras Lighthouse … only four more on the Outerbanks to climb up! What are you doing with your family this summer? Anything everyone should know about?
Dashing – xoxo