New Bern, NC has been a month-long stop on the “Could I live here?” tour. While I had done my homework, I knew in 3-4 days that this was not the place for me. Checking the boxes on my “must haves” list is a good idea, but I have to follow my gut and feel the culture. Note to self.
This sweet little town is a fun place to visit though, as it has 4 historic districts with more than 150 spectacular homes and a charming riverfront. It sits where the Trent and Neuse rivers come together, just 37 miles to the ocean. Founded in 1710, New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina and the original state capital.
The highlight of the past month was a surprise 4-day visit from my dear friend Martha from Austin. We haven’t hung out in 5 years but stepped right back into play. We spent hours on walking tours about town, ate plenty of ice cream at the Cow Cafe, fell upon music on the riverfront, and did plenty of catching up and sheer gabbing. Really great!
In just a few days, I'm pointing a few hours west to return to the outdoor life.
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