Maybe I'll get through this trip by the end of the year. Not saying I run a little bit behind, but....
JANUARY 17, TUESDAY
Spending a lot of time at Fort Fisher is a great thing for me. Like I said, this is my favorite historical place anywhere and a big reason why I spent 33 years teaching, am interested big-time in history, and, of course, these blogs.
I haven't spent this much time at Fort Fisher and Carolina Beach since back in the 1980s, when I also thought seriously of resigning from my teaching job and working at the Blockade Runner Museum in Carolina Beach. Glad I didn't though as the place closed a year later. And, i don't think I could ever get Liz to move to North Carolina.
I am thinking of going to the 153rd anniversary of Fort Fisher's fall this coming January and spending a week in and around Carolina Beach. I'd also like to take a tour of Wilmington, North Carolina's World War II sites. Wilbur Jones is a foremost authority on that era in Wilmington and pushing to get the city named as a World War II City.
And, of course, Fort Fisher was used for anti-aircraft training during World War II. Sadly, several of the fort's traverses were flattened to make a landing strip for the planes pulling the targets. Too bad they couldn't have put the airstrip further north or south.
That Fort Hooked Me. --RoadFisher