Friday, July 03, 2009

Outer Banks Good Bye

It was getting dark and it was looking like this here - thunder storms were approaching this morning. That was the reason why we left the Outer Banks up to the main land again.


I like to capture pictures from the same spots, but driving back the same way where we came in - the pictures look always different :)


Pretty sand scenes and pretty water colors


Vacation homes located close on/in the water in Nags Head


After driving many hours on country back roads trough National Nature Refuge, pretty little fishing villages, we arrived in New Bern. And I felt suddenly - as a Swiss of course - my heart beating faster...LOL... After seeing New Glarus in Wisconsin I have seen now New Bern...unbelievable! But, what has this New Bern to do with the Capitol of Switzerland: the real BERN? Read the answer under the next picture please...


New Bern's "flag" is a bear - of course!

New Bern
is a city in Craven County, North Carolina with a population of 23,128 as of the 2000 census. The estimated population in 2006 was 27,650. It is located at the convergence of the Trent and the Neuse rivers, 87 miles (140 km) northeast of Wilmington. New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina and served as the capital of the North Carolina colonial government and then briefly as the state capital. It is the county seat of Craven County and the principal city of the New Bern Micropolitan Statistical Area. Originally a Swiss settlement, the city is named after the capital of Switzerland, Bern and shares its flag. The Swiss connection (just as the Dutch in New Amsterdam, and German immigrants in Pennsylvania Dutch) with England was established by Marian exiles and marriages of the Royal House of Stuart, important people in the history of the Calvinism. New Bern is commonly known as the birthplace of Pepsi Cola.



Hi my friends,

You all are so great!! You made my day with all your kind comments and wonderful compliments on my blog, thank you so much! :)

We are sitting somewhere in the deepest woods on a campground - every one is sleeping already around us - it's late - only me and my laptop are "working"...LOL.. it was a beautiful day today and a little bit also sad, that we couldn't stay longer at the Outer Banks, but now we are here, heading up to the cool hills of NC...

The 4th of July is a special day for all you Americans, I know - and I'm so proud to be here and to have the opportunity to see all the beauty of this exciting country! I met a lot of wonderful people allover the 27 States we have visited in this soon 6 months on the road and driving more than 15'000 miles already. I have enjoyed every single moment!

God bless you all and a Happy 4th of July !!

Susanne

On the 5th I have a special day coming up....LOL... smile... :)

4 comments:

tricia said...

I love the stormy skies in the first shot. Just beautiful. Almost 6 months on the road-- wow, time goes so fast. You've posted some awesome photos in those months. I look forward to many more.

Mari' said...

Wow! What a journey...almost home!!!!

Double "D" said...

Yes the first shot is beautiful.
Great photo Susanne.

Dan said...

Thanks for sharing some great pictures. We were entering OBX as you were departing. It was a terrific week.

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