The first stop of our big Thanksgiving road trip was Kitty Hawk, NC. The first order of business was barbecue. There was a nice restaurant across the street from our hotel. We liked it so much we ate there for dinner both nights! Kaitlyn tried hush puppies, collards, and fried okra for the first time. Verdict: loved the hush puppies and fried okra, but wasn’t a fan of the collards.
The final stop of the day was Roanoke Island. The Fort Raleigh National Park is in the general vicinity of where the lost colony was located. I’ve been obsessed with the lost colony since I learned about it in school and even did a report on it in college. Needless to say, I was very excited about this visit. After watching the video in the visitor’s center, Kaitlyn kept asking if we were going to see any ghosts. One of the stations in the museum had a book where you could leave your hypothesis of what happened to the colonists. Kaitlyn left her index card and guess that they went to live with the Indians.