North Carolina 2009
January 7 - 13 Flew to North Carolina to help Bernie move Amanda to Walt Disney World - she's in the
college program. While there Bernie planned a special site-seeing trip for me.
Bernie planned a site-seeing trip for me - knowing that I love history. She and Father Tony took me top
Tryon Palace in New Bern. This was the house of the royal governor in North Carolina - like
Williamsburg. The actual palace was burned down, but they had the original plans and the original
site (the stable is the original)so the palace was rebuilt. After we stopped for lunch at Patty Crab Shack
and then went on to Fort Macon in Bogue Bank. The fort was built after the Revolutionary War. It was
used to secure the coast and played a part in the Civil War, the Mexican War, and the Spanish-
American War. What I found more interesting is that the fort was re-tooled for World War II. Big guns
were added (and they were huge) to protect against u-boats. I didn't realize how many u-boats were
right off of the American coastline. They has a map with all of the ships (British, American, and
German) sunk off the coast during the war.
Moved Amanda in to her new apartment at Disney World. Below are some pictures of her place!