We returned home yesterday from a week long stay at the coast with family. Most of our time was spent enjoying the beach literally just a few steps from our rental house, but we did make time for a couple of adventures including a visit to Fort Macon State Park. We were pretty sure our son would enjoy exploring it and learning a bit of the history.
Thankfully we arrived shortly after the park opened as the day got hot very quickly. The upper portion was pretty blistering under the sun. We found relief in the shady areas around the Parade Ground inside the fort and in the Casemates (vaulted rooms around the Parade Ground). A few were converted into museum spaces and had air conditioning. Others were completely open but still cool thanks to their design.
I took my favorite photo in these rooms – love the texture & coloring of the bricks plus catching a father son moment with my husband & son as they walked through the connecting passageways.
It was a smart decision as she fell asleep which would not have happened in the stroller, and part of the fort is only accessible via steps (very, very steep steps!). The view from the top is worth the climb though.
Have you explored any parks recently?
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