last weekend we went on a day trip to the small town of edenton, on the albermarle sound. here are the highlights:
- ate my first-ever crab cakes benedict and it was life changing.
- saw houses built in the 1700s before the revolutionary war, including the cupola house in the top left that showed what a doctor’s office looked like back then (spoiler: lots of leeches and a handsaw).
- took a beautiful boat tour around the sound and:
- saw an osprey’s nest up close with a baby osprey in it!
- learned that black beard the pirate used to hang out there.
- mike decided he wants to run boat tours when he retires.
- learned about the edenton tea party, where no one actually dumped tea in the water, but 50 women wrote a letter to king george telling him they were sick of his shit.
- had our first real day of summer – 95 and a whole new level of humid – and walking five blocks felt like a marathon. luckily, there was ice cream.
- heard all kinds of southern drawl, but not the elusive outer banks english, which is a combination of british, scottish, irish, and southern that exists nowhere else.