Another boring school thing we had to do on vacation… poor kids…
We drove from Oak Island, NC to the Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry because we wanted to make a stop by Fort Fisher and see the historical sites there. I have a picture of Hayden riding this ferry when he was only about 2 years old.
While at Fort Fisher we explored a battery as well as the museum before walking around the fort itself.
Let me pause here and say that we had had a strange oil-light incident on the way to Fort Fisher. I pulled into a Wal-Mart oil-lube station and they checked everything out. They suggested my problems may be with a fan or a belt, and that I should have it checked out.
The light didn’t come on again so we went on about our business, with a mechanic’s number on hand in Wilmington in case we needed it. Mom was equipped with AAA in case we needed to be towed, so we went on about our day. There were no other incidents this day and we were able to see everything we wanted to see.
After Fort Fisher we drove to see the battleship: USS North Carolina in Wilmington, NC. Mom took Parker to a nearby children’s museum while the bigs and I explored the ship.
I have a similar picture of the boys in Pompeii standing in front of ancient cafeteria-style serving counter.