14 October

A Whirlwind Day in Wilson

2019-10-14T14:51:07-04:00October 14th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

I have fond memories of visiting Great-Aunt Ruby for my mom's family reunion. I vividly recall the tobacco fields and rich farmland on the way to her home. Since Wilson is only 75 miles from New Bern, it was definitely time to go reminisce about my childhood summers. The good news: Wilson is still a wonderfully charming town. A Whirlwind of Creativity The Whirligig Park in Wilson is one of the coolest outdoor places I have ever seen! "You must go experience the Whirligig Park." The whirly what? Everywhere I stopped, a friendly local told me it was on

12 September

A Red, Bites and Blue Day

2019-09-12T17:27:12-04:00September 12th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

About 37 miles right down U.S. 17 from New Bern, you will discover another charming town, Jacksonville. While I had often visited the city in Florida, the North Carolina version was refreshingly different. It all started with my visit to an actual distillery. Walton's Distillery includes a fantastic gift shop for unique finds. Red in the Face Walton's Distillery makes moonshine, whiskey and bourbon. It is a working, small-batch facility with mashing, fermentation, distillation and bottling of spirits. Daily tours (except Sunday) showcase the process and experience of seeing a functioning moonshine still. Better yet, the owners have incorporated

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