Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Sister's Visit

Up until the last couple weeks NC had ranged in temperature from the 50s-70s. My sister came to visit and I kept teasing her that she brought Idaho weather with her. She never got to experience our warm, humid weather. We still went to the Outer Banks though. We went all the way up to the northernmost lighthouse, Currituck, which may be my favorite. The Outer Banks just gets a lot 'cuter' up there.


(I really like this picture even though its sideways and you can see the roof of my car).

This is Tryon Palace in New Bern. The guides are dressed like people from the 1700s and you can tour other historical homes. I got to play the harpsichord (fulfilling a life-long dream inspired by Encarta '95). I thought it was pretty cool.
It was fun to see her and get beat by her at all of the most ridiculous card games.

A little more about the weather here. It snows like every 15 years. Luckily, today is that day. It is hilarious though. Stores close and school gets cancelled just because of the chance of snow. So many people were stocking up on groceries to get them through this little spell last night that a friend who works at a grocery store got called in to work. My boss called everyone who worked today to tell them they might want to bring extra clothes to work because they might have to stay over for a while if it snowed. REALLY?


Anonymous said...

We stayed up watching the local news last night - it was probably one of the most entertaining things I've seen in a long time. They were explaining how you should buy salt to put on walk ways, and they showed these 'crazy ice scraper' things for your car, but not to worry, it won't damage your windows on your car. Very funny stuff!

Anne B. said...

I'm laughing so hard right now at Steve's comment! REALLY?? Seriously. Gotta love it.

Dave's parents are coming in on Sat. and we are spending the week with them on the Outer Banks. I was excited about it before, but now I'm even more so for looking at your pics! I'm glad your sis got to come, but next time you may advise her to leave the weather home. :)

Laura said...

Katie! I'm so glad you found my blog. Your pictures are amazing. Where are you? It looks like life is going well. I'm excited to stay in touch with you now!