Alicia Altmueller sent in this shot of a seagull she took during a recent vacation to North Carolina's Crystal Coast: 'Transplants from the North, my husband and I took our daughters to the NC Coast for the first time last week. The girls were so excited to be greeted by this regal feathered friend. He perched himself on our balcony and welcomed us to the beach.'Send us a few images from your latest trip and we'll share them with our readers here and on our Web site. E-mail images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell us what they show and there they were taken. You can see a gallery of On Vacation photos under the Multimedia dropdown tab on www.chapelhillnews.com.