Vacation Day 5 - Wednesday, June 17
Today was our day to stick around New Bern. We intended to go down to historic New Bern and have lunch at The Cow Cafe, a cool little place we discovered on Middle Street last time we were in New Bern, then visit Tryon Palace. Tryon Palace was build in 1767 as the home of the Royal Governor, but it burned down in 1798 and wasn't re-built until the 1950s.
Anyway, lunch was good, but as we finished it started to rain. So instead of heading over to Tryon Palace, we shopped. There are a lot of cool little shops on Middle Street, including The Pepsi Store which was supposedly the place where Pepsi was invented, then called "Brad's Drink". The pepsi Store consisted of a soda fountain where you could sit at the bar an order a Pepsi for 50 cents, and a bunch of pepsi-branded merchandise. It was kinda lame, actually. Plus, I'm a coke drinker. Coke Zero, actually.
We ended up spending a couple hours wandering up maybe 3 blocks of Middle Street before getting ice cream at the end of our shopping trip. By that time it had stopped raining but it was very wet, so we just headed back to the resort. We ordered take-out from The Hurricane Restaurant, which was onsite at the marina. I wrote a review of this experience on Google:
We recently stayed at the Fairfield Harbour Resort, home of the Hurricane Restaurant. We had a large party and ordered carry-out from the Hurricane twice. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. For my part, I had a full rack of ribs the first night, which were good... fries and slaw on the side. The second time I went with the Seafood Fra Diablo, which was shrimp and scallops over pasta with a spicy marinara sauce - also good. This isn'ta "top of the line" or fancy upscale restaurant, but as far as "resort/hotel restaurants" go it was good enough for us to eat twice at in a week. Of course, it has the convenience of being the only nice restaurant within 10 miles of the resort.
Off to bed early as we had a big day planned for tomorrow - our trip to Beaufort and Shackleford Banks.
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