Tuesday, July 10, 2018

My new favorite place to see.....

I found a new favorite place and it's mentally recorded as one of my top natural places that makes my mouth drop and I think awe... It's in North Carolina and called Jockey's Ridge State Park. It's an amazing 400 plus acre sand dune. It's almost like you are in the middle of the desert.
Jockey's Ridge is the tallest active sand dune in the eastern U.S. and reaches the elevation of 100 ft, easily the high point around.
To get to the dune you must climb a sand hill path, which can get fairly steep. It will be worth it when you get to the top. It's best to go bare footed. 
When you arrive at the top, you see acres and acres of sand, all piled in huge hills. The sand is very fine and soft. I wouldn't want to get caught in a hurricane here. Can you imagine the wind blowing all this sand against your skins, face, eyes, painful. I bet after a hurricane, the hills are completely different. I guess that is why they call it active.   
As you can see from this photo, lots of folks visit the dune, especially in the evening when the sun is setting. Kites are flying, kids are playing and folks are just in awe.
As the sun was setting, I couldn't resist getting a picture with my wife in this amazing place.

......and a picture with my daughter. If you are ever near Nags Head N.C., visit Jockey's Ridge. You will not regret it...... 

Also, check-out my lake, river and bay maps. They look great hanging in your home, lake house or office. Makes the best Gift! A beautiful lake decor map of your favorite lake will look perfect above the fireplace at the lake house. We have lakes such as, Great Sacandaga Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Tahoe, Lake Winnipesaukee, Table Rock Lake, or Pickwick Lake and many more. LeoLakes.com
Unlike most maps, There’s a tiny mermaid hidden in the waters which folks love to search for and some say she moves around! You'll love the waterfowl which are hand painted (touched up) on the canvas prints to give that original look and each map is hand signed by Leo. For a personal touch, you can even add a small star to the location of your lake house or special place and add a few words such as "Evan's Lake House, Est. 2014" or be creative. The signatured Ruby Meridian, waterfowl and vintage plane have a story that’s included in the signed Certificate of Authenticity.  Leo Lakes treasured maps will make a cherished gift for that special someone. 


  1. Mark, it's a fine place. Oh yeah, still looking for a travel trailer, not in a hurry!

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