Remembering how much we learned and how much we enjoyed the visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Manteo, North Carolina when were here with our young family in 1986, we decided that despite the Memorial Day weekend traffic on the North Carolina’s Outer Banks it would be a worthwhile stop. The visitors center and the ranger talk helped us remember what a remarkable feat that Orville and Wilbur Wright accomplished here at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903. It’s incredible to remember how remote this area was at that time. Just the logistics of getting themselves and their flyers here for four successive testing sessions beginning in 1900 boggles the mind not to mention the incredible research and development back in Dayton that led these brothers to achieve First Flight and the beginning of a new age for humanity.

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For our first adventure together on the Emerald Isle, we walked the streets of Cobh, County Cork, explored St Colman’s Cathedral, and visited the Cobh Heritage Center.