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Friday, August 2, 2019
Missiles and More Museum & Topsail Beach
I saw a brochure for the Missiles and More Museum and thought, "Okay, that sounds like something my boys would think is cool. I should try to go there while I'm here." But I actually stumbled upon the building when I was aiming for something else. I was on my way to the beach that a friend of a friend recommended to me. I found ocean, then I found public parking, and when I got out of the car, I looked across the street and saw the sign for the museum.
Obviously the beach would have to wait while I went in and wandered around a bit.
Eli has long had a fascination with aircraft, so the pictures I took were mainly for him.
The Missiles and More Museum is a small but interesting record of military and pirate history in the area. The docents are friendly, and there's a small "gift shop" area for souvenirs.
I got to see Ospreys flying, which was a treat. When I was near the airbase, they were really low and looked huge.
I was looking forward to getting to the beach, so I took this picture to read more about the Osprey at home.
How would you like to be walking along the beach and stumble across a WWII era missile??
After the little museum, I walked over to the ocean. I pulled my shoes off and walked barefoot in the sand, and it felt wonderful! It's been over a year since my last visit to any beach.
And, this was my first time at the Atlantic Ocean.
I walked along, picking up shells for Hannah and Katie. I used my shoe as my "bucket" for them.
I'm pretty sure Topsail Beach was one of my top three experiences in North Carolina.