Friday, October 26, 2012

Ingram Planetarium Has A Hurricane! . . . Simulator!

As I have mentioned before, the Town of Sunset Beach boasts its own excellent Planetarium, with a state-of-the-art 85-seat theater facility and an excellent "hands-on" Science Hall.

And when we dropped by for our latest casual visit to Ingram Planetarium this past month, we discovered they have added one more cool thing to the Science Hall:  a Hurricane Simulator!  It's just two dollars for you and a friend to step into the simulator and experience for a few minutes the wind force of a Category 1 Hurricane - 78 mile-per-hour winds (minus the rain, storm surge, or debris flying through the air, we were happy to note)!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Improvements in Sunset Beach, NC, Amenities

With a gorgeous place like Sunset Beach to discuss, it does seem silly to be reporting on bathroom facilities.  But, let's be practical here:  Even in Paradise, when you gotta' go, you gotta' go!  And it's nice to know that there's a nice, cool, clean, commodious place near the beach to . . . well, you know.  That, together with the outdoor showers, helps a lot!

So, during our most recent escape to Sunset Beach Bliss, when we headed for the sand and surf, I took a moment to take some snaps of the  brand new facilities that have been added by the Town.  And I must say, the two restroom facilities exceeded my expectations: baby changing surfaces, a family bathroom - and each room even has heat & air conditioning!

So here's one more reason for families to choose Sunset Beach for their Summer escape!  A beautiful, natural and clean beach, with all the modern amenities that make enjoying yourself outside that much easier - particularly when there are children involved.  Brilliant for Moms and Dads!

New Bathrooms at Sunset Beach, NC.  There are two of these,
one on each end of the  parking lot near the public access.
Notice the 3rd choice of restroom for families with kids!

Sunset Beach, NC, outdoor showers.  Two of them
right by the Public Beach Access.