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River Park North


When my son comes to visit me, one of his favorite places to go is River Park North. It’s a simple and unassuming park which is exactly why he loves it. There are several dirt paths which loop around quiet pond areas, and if you walk the trails far enough, they’ll eventually lead to the […]

Tryon Palace and Gardens


I’ve been trying to be a good North Carolina cheerleader since I moved here, so I’ve been exploring the state a little bit at a time. And that’s what landed me at Tryon Palace in New Bern, the first capitol of the established colony. Even the entrance gate was lovely. After the palace was built, it […]

The Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola – New Bern, NC


I know I’m a Coke girl, so it might be sacri-soda-gious to talk about the birthplace of Pepsi, but doggone it… I set foot in the place and I shall speak of it.

Frankie’s Fun Park!


Holy cow, Frankie’s Fun Park in Raleigh is busy. I went on a Saturday night, and it wasn’t obnoxiously busy, but it was clearly a hopping place to be. There were families, couples on dates, and just groups of friends and everyone was having FUN! I was there to play mini-golf, but first I had to check […]

North Carolina Museum of Art Museum Park


I can’t draw, paint, sculpt, carve, or construct a recognizable thing, recognizable being the key word here. But I love and appreciate art and the talent it takes to create it! So I decided to spend a day at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, where there is art inside and outside! And […]

JC Raulston Arboretum

JC Raulston arboretum-collage

A couple of weekends ago, I spent the afternoon strolling through the over 5,000 different kinds of plants at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina. And it was heavenly.

APASSIONATA Live Entertainment and Equestrian Show Coming to Raleigh, NC


Looking for a unique family entertainment experience? APASSIONATA, Europe’s most popular live arena show is now touring the U.S. More than 40 horses will delight audiences of all ages in a magical adventure! And the excitement is coming to North Carolina! (Raleigh in June, Charlotte in December) Equine stunts by skilled performers, magnificent dressage, graceful […]

My Rainy Day Adventure at Neuseway Nature Center


Last Saturday I decided to visit Neuseway Nature Center in Kinston, North Carolina. It was a rainy day, but I still wanted to see this hawk and a few other winged creatures which were housed outdoors, so I braved the rain when I first got there. Inside, there were all kinds of plants and animals […]