John & Barbara
May, 2011 Vacation in
North Carolina
"Leave only footprints, take only memories"
(...and maybe some pictures)
 
But it says 'MEN'!
Okay, it really is a recycle bin at a NC rest area on I-95.
                                                                                  Rental House (TimeShare)
                                               
Part of Fairfield Harbour outside of New Bern, NC
                               
Didn't see much of the property but we did explore the area.
                                                                                                    
Barbara & John
                                                                                           
April 30 - May 5, 2011
                                                                              Tryon Palace, New Bern, NC
                                        
The gardens were open to the public, free, for the day.
                                                        
Beautiful flowers even a Fife & Drum Corps.
                                                                                                     
Barbara & John
                                                                                                           
May 1, 2011
                          Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Manns Harbor, NC
                                     
Drove around and did 2 short hikes.  No kayaking today.
                                  
Saw some interesting wildlife including a large Black Bear.
                                                                                                     
Barbara & John
                                                                                                          
May 3, 2011
                                                                        Tornado Damage, Havelock, NC
    
Driving from Beaufort we saw a FEMA bus and looked around.  We noticed a
                                                            
tree twisted and broken...then the homes.
                                    
I find it hard to imagine the horror of living thru a tornado.
   
If anyone was home when this happened, I hope they survived and live a long
                
and happy life to tell their grandchildren about the day the tornado hit.
                                                               
May 4, 2011 (Tornado hit Apr 16, 2011)
                                              Latham-Whitehurst Nature Park, New Bern, NC
                                
Kept driving by the sign and thought we would have a look.
                                               
Very nice, very new (still under construction) park.
                                
We saw it from kayaking the Broad Creek but didn't know it.
                                                                                                     
Barbara & John
                                                                                                           
May 6, 2011