Winter Beach Trip

Thanks to one of Drew’s customers we had to make a relatively impromptu trip to the coast. As of last Thursday there was no plan, but we threw something together and had a really great ‘journey’–as Naomi and Leviah kept calling it. A few days in Eastern NC with nothing to do turned into 2.5 days packed full of fun, learning and even a quick visit with our naturopath/chiropractor. Not bad at all. And, can I just say that NC never ceases to amaze me? I had no idea New Bern was going to be such a beautiful place! Just when you think you know the state you live in…

First, the hotel was great (thank you Amex business card points!) The girls were thrilled to have an indoor pool, especially since swimming in the ocean was out of the question–not that they didn’t stick their toes in…Naomi thought we gave up too quickly; she seemed to think if we’d just stay in the water we’d get used to it.
this turtle had his eye on leviah. we just watched this movie on netflix–a great one.

Then, thanks to our new membership at the local science center, we got in free to our favorite aquarium–sweet surprise–that has already paid for itself! Then, back to New Bern for dinner and pool time.
Sunday we spent the day walking around historic New Bern and a visit to Tryon Palace which was really neat! The guides were dressed in period clothing and it was all set-up like the Governor still lived there, I think the girls were really impressed. Though it was a little chilly, it really wasn’t too bad and the sun was shining. Drew may have complained a bit, but he was raised in the South; it was late spring weather by western New York standards…barely needed a coat.

Anyway, that wore everyone out making pizza and a movie in the hotel the perfect way to round out the day. Then, home on Monday via Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway–what better way to commemorate?!


  • Joy Posted January 20, 2012 11:07 am

    What a lovely little getaway! I love the picture of Leviah and the turtle. 🙂

  • Bending Birches Posted January 22, 2012 12:28 am

    just lovely….what a day to remember:)

  • school house oils Posted January 22, 2012 2:53 am

    that turtle was seriously watching us! it was neat to interact with it through the aquarium glass!

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