With Kill Devil Hills and the Wright Brothers National Memorial being less than 10 miles from where we were staying, it was a must-see while we were enjoying our week at the Outer Banks. Besides, anything that involves planes is always a hit with my boys.
We raced down the flight path of the first four flights the Wright brothers made, with Micah actually running to each marker and asking to be timed to see if he could run as fast as the airplane flew.
The first flight was 12 seconds and 120 feet; the second flight was 12 seconds and 175 feet; the third flight was 15 seconds and 200 feet; and the fourth flight was 59 seconds and 852 feet!
This 60-foot monument honors the Wright brothers and the hundreds of glider flights they made before the first actual engine powered flight. Grady Lee wondered if "the Wright brothers bones were buried beneath the huge stone" and Micah suggested that "Orville would be a good name if we have another brother or sister."