Swansboro, North Carolina
We went to Montford Point Marine Memorial. It was amazing! It is a small museum that is about African Americans serving in the marines. It was so neat. The museum was free but appreciates donations. Our guide Takishia was amazing at showing us all the artifacts and items they had in the museum. She had so much information and was so sweet listen to the kids million questions. I definitely recommend this to everyone.
We went over to the Beirut Memorial just outside of the base. That was also something awesome to see. The grounds were im
maculately kept and the landscape was stunning. It’s very humbling to see the names of all the people who have served and many who died protecting our country. It’s also very sad and heartbreaking to see so many who don’t respect those who have served to keep our country safe and it’s sad that the veterans who served us are not cared for as well as they deserve. I am proud of all those who give their lives everyday or who put their lives at risk to protect us and that goes for all our public servants as well as their families. They did have a new memorial they were in the process of building when we were there. They had pictures of what it would look like finished and it was going to be impressive. We wish we had been able to spend more time visiting here and plan on coming back.
Waterway park was fun. It’s not very big or fancy but so close to amazing things to do. We got put right next to the dock which was kinda cool but also scary backing out and trying to park the trailer. If you weren’t careful the truck or trailer would very easily fall right into the water off the dock. We did see jellyfish in the water by the dock. Halim met a boy there about his age and they were fast friends. I guess I’m lucky cause my kids seem to have no problem making new friends and being social. His family is very sweet people and we had a good time visiting with them. They saw jellyfish by the boat ramp and that was cool cause we have never seen them before. Check out their blog below by clicking on the link. They are such a sweet family.
Was good for older kids but had a few hands on things for littles to do, mine unfortunately got bored very quickly. There was a Black Beard the pirate exhibit as well as lots of interesting facts about fishing and boating.
After that we found Shevans Park for the kids to play at and the kids had so much fun. This was one of the coolest neighborhood parks we have found yet. The kids had the best time playing on the huge wooden structure. They really didn’t want to leave. This place would be so much fun to stay and visit more.
It was cold and rainy most of the time we were here. It would be really fun in the late summer or even later in the spring. The homes we saw while driving around town were amazing. There was so much grass and forest. It was so pretty. I kinda wish we had more time to spend here. There is so much more I want to see but I’m finding that true of everywhere we go. There are lots of farmers markets there. They are everywhere. Which we love because not only do you get great produce but you support local which we love to do. So, it’s a win win.