Our purpose was to tour the Tryon Palace. This also met a bucket list item to see and learn about something historical this summer. This definitely met that goal!
The Palace was home to Royal Governor William Tryon. It was built between 1767 and 1770. Unfortunately, it burnt to the ground in 1798. It was just an empty space until it was reconstructed using the original plans in the 1950's. The rooms are filled with genuine and beautiful artifacts. There was no picture taking inside.
In such a fancy place, the big rule was no touching. The kids were great and managed to remember something fun from the day. The only bummer was the heat. Today was hot so we did not tour all the out buildings or tour the grounds very thoroughly. Still, we had a great time!
All the kids sitting in the carriage hall in the stable building.
After we finished at the Palace we took the Pepsi Tour experience. Pepsi was originally made in New Bern. There is a cute little store which sells fountain Pepsi. The kids love visiting there too because Pepsi can be purchased in the glass bottles.
The Pepsi experience took us back in time to 1835 where we could work, play, and live in a simulated town. My boys loved the ship exhibit. The girls like the store exhibit better.
After that history lesson we gave the kids a treat. It was well deserved after a day of really good behavior and hot weather! So, Pepsi and ice cream it was!
These goofs got sherbert, but it was the second day I have seen mom eating ice cream. I am pretty sure that has never happened before in her life!
Finally, I made the kids take a picture with me. The view is of the Neuse River.
Tomorrow we are going back to the pool and maybe will do some boating. I am thankful for our fun day!