If there was one thing that turned our page on edge this week, it was the video below shared by Hatteras Island Ocean Center!
The wildest thing we have seen on the page came in as a share from Hatteras Island Ocean Center this week, and we are proud to show it here again…This was filmed by Sharon Hooper Williams and was posted onto YouTube. If you are “snake-squeamish”, it might be a little hard to take, but hopefully you will enjoy it as much as we have..just a fascinating piece, and not the average type of thing you get to see! A very big thank you goes out to HIOC for taking the time to send this over to us to enjoy..to know more about HIOC, you can click here for their facebook page, or contact them thru the following information:
PO Box 250
Hatteras, NC 27943
For more information view or download a copy of their information sheet.
We’d also like to share some of the contributions from followers who participated in our “What NC Means to Me” question…this was something we wanted to know form our followers..what made this state so important to a person, what it was they loved, and their personal interpretation of our incredibly diverse state…I loved doing this, and think we might do it again periodically, as my feeling was it was quite the insight into our passion for NC. Sometimes in the day to day, it is easy to become overwhelmed and lose track of what we hold dear, and I, for one, know our followers hold NC very, very close to their hearts…we hope you enjoy these few clips!
From Heather Bautista
From Debbie Sykes:
What N.C. means to me… N.C. is the home to 9 military installations, representing every branch of the military, where thousands of heroes live and work every day! In North Carolina you can get things that you just can’t get anywhere else… in the world! Down home cookin’ like Grandma used to make – People in other places may try but it’s just not the same. It is the land of endless Pine trees and tobacco fields. Maters and Tea are sweeter here. Bar-B-Que is what we eat, not what we do. North Carolinians wave, “Hey”, to one another as they pass on the highway. They say, “Hey”, to one another when they pass on the sidewalk. We have pig pickins and family reunions. We can visit the coast and if we change our minds, the very next day we can be on top of the highest mountain peak east of the Mississippi. In N.C. the stars are brighter, the air is cleaner and the Lightnin’ Bugs still wink at night. North Carolina is a never ending place to explore and the best place in the world to go bare footin’, Bass fishin’ and motorsickle ridin’! It is my playground, my get-away, my refuge, my home!
Our roads fall into the foothills, the cities, the big highways and big pines. They teem with important people doing important things, they lead us to where we have to go. Except maybe that road over there. It may take you past old barns, antique stores, tall overhanging trees in a small town with people happy to be there, and away from all that important stuff.
And they roll on, though the dark soil of our coastal plain, out to the end, but not the end, of the state. Choose a way, north or south, they number the miles here. They build their houses on sand. The road goes on, past windswept oats on sandy dunes, trying to keep back the ocean. Yes, even the sea wants to get in on this North Carolina thing. “Let me take a ride on your road,” it says. And no wonder. What could be around the next corner? A piece of history, a hidden bit of our past, a road to our future?
Who knows? I will. I’ll tell you about it when I get there.
From the old men at the local store sipping coffee and telling tales to the folks one will meet fishing on the creek banks or the piers everyone has a story and each one is unique to that person and this state
I have traveled from Fla. to Maine, and as far west as Texas and Ohio and no where have I ever met anyone like the folks from N.C. God bless you al
We also have a few photos that didn’t quite “fit in” on any particular tab, but generated so much attention, we are sharing them here!
Abandoned Old Interesting Place-North Carolina on Facebook
The following photos were found on “commons” and are slightly older photos of our NC Zoo in Asheboro. You can find zoo information at the following links:
North Carolina Zoo on Facebook