Ruth Scott turned 95 on May 13, 2014.
To celebrate, the Scott family came together
on May 10-17 in Corolla, NC.
We rented a house at 1251 Atlantic Avenue,
on the ocean front at the north end of Corolla, NC.
The back of the house had three porches, a swimming pool, and a hot tub.
Behind the house, a stairway led up to a deck on top of the dunes,
and on the other side of the deck,
stairs led down to the beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
Ruth enjoyed her coffee every morning . . .
. . . and she sat at the head of the dinner table every evening.
Thanks to a rented beach wheelchair, she was able to enjoy the beach.
Ron and Deborah were there with her . . .
. . . as well as Pat and Mary Lynn . . .
. . . Tim and Ann . . .
. . . Karen and Jim . . .
. . . Huit and Becky . . .
. . . Kerin, Shadi, Max, and Leila . . .
. . . and Ira, Asa, and Mark.
There was a birthday cake with many candles.
On the beach, we flew kites . . .
. . . saw shore birds . . .
. . . and watched dolphins swim offshore.
We saw ghost crabs in the sunshine . . .
. . . and at night (with flash).
In Currituck Heritage Park, we saw the Currituck Beach Lighthouse.
Inside the lighthouse stairway.
The lighthouse's Fresnel lens, as seen from the observation deck.
From the lighthouse observation deck, we could see Whalehead,
the Art Nouveau mansion (with a basement!) built in the 1920s
as a family duck-hunting lodge and winter "cottage".
Descending the lighthouse staircase.
On the nearby CAMA Sound Boardwalk, we saw families of Canada geese . . .
. . . with protective papa geese.
We also saw a nutria, a.k.a. "river rat" (an invasive species) . . .
. . . and a dog with a hat (an endearing species).
On another boardwalk trail, . . .
. . . the Currituck Banks National Estuarine Research Reserve Access Trail, . . .
. . . we saw a beautiful sunset.
A little later we watched the moon rise over the Atlantic.
We enjoyed the beach, and Ruth's birthday.
Last updated May 25, 2014