Tyron Palace

Cobey at Pepsi Family Center

 

NC Homeschool Adventures went back to Tyron Palace. It is one of the few places the kids have begged to go back to. They really wanted to go back to the Pepsi Family Center which in the North Carolina History Center. They loved this interactive museum where you can make turpentine, sail a ship, cook and make a quilt. I was afraid they would be disappointed because they were now too old for it or they were remembering it more fondly than it was; but, we started out our visit their and they loved it. I did manage to tear them away for a delicious  lunch at the cafe. We ate looking over the water and it was very nice. We then went and toured the Palace where we had a great tour guide. We toured one other house on the property and then back to the Pepsi Family Center. We ended up having dinner at Captain Ratty’s which is downtown New Bern  and it was great. We had  a great day and it was getting ready to be even better.

 

 

 

Guest of the Day

 

We arrived at out hotel the Hampton Inn in New Bern to discover we were the guest of the day. We had a special parking place, breakfast brought to our room and our name in lights. The kids loved it. We have stayed in lots of hotel rooms and it takes a lot to excite the kids now and that did it. What a great idea by that manager that really doesn’t cost them any money but makes a families day. Thumbs up to Hampton Inn of New Bern.

The next day we went to Shackleford Island. We had about a two hour tour of the island with Laura. She is so passionate about the horses and marine life that it is wonderful to learn from her. We got to see the horses up really close which was fun and Claire and Cobey got to snack on pickle grass which they had been talking about to all the kids. We spent another hour just hanging out on the beach and enjoying a great day. I really love it there and Laura makes it even better. When we got off the boat, we went to downtown Beaufort and had a great lunch at Clawson’s and then headed back home.

 

 

Shackleford Horses

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Shackleford Island Tour

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Tuesday May 1, 2012 Under Claire, Cobey, Kid's Corner, Travel

 

 

We had a fabulous day at Shackleford Island.  We took the 11 o’clock ferry over to the island with Island Ferry Adventures out of Beaufort. A wonderful homeschool mom showed us around the island.  For those of you who have been to Agape, she is the Mur of the coast. She was awesome!! She knew ever plant, shell, animal and horse.  She knew every shell that Claire picked up and that was bag full. She told us the history of the island and the horses. It was amazing how close we got to the horses. She went over the different ecosystems and what kind of plant and animal life that we found there. She taught us about dunes and how they were formed. She showed us pickled weed found in the salt marsh and we actually ate some. It was very tasty  The kids used nets to catch animals and then played on the beach. It was a history and science lessons and one the kids will never forget.

 

 

 

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