Hampton Inn Kinston
Travel Blogs from Kinston
Today we rode on into Greenville. It was an early morning for us in Belhaven, especially after the late night yesterday. Last night, a large group of us went to the local bar for some drinks and cornhole. Belhaven, I mean, it's just absolutely beautiful, and just so unexpected. It's a small, run-down town and quite a few of the locals claim on the verge of sinking. It was nice to be in a place like that; it was extremely reminiscent of the way I grew up. ...
It was back to the University of North Carolina this morning for a tour of the Carolina Basketball Museum. This is the University that Michael Jordan attended, and there were some of the original coaches notes, as well as MJ's letter of offer to attend the Uni. Just like Duke, UNC take a lot of pride in their basketball history, with memorabilia dating back a long way. We then travelled 240km to Jacksonville, NC for the VG ...
... a problem. Yes, I know there are such things as GPSs and phone apps that are much more "of the moment" than printed instructions. But with a loud kiddo in the back seat and my inability to read a map, the step-by-step directions simply work for me. I own it. I'm a directional neanderthal. I even tried getting Will and his amazing memory to help -- I told him what exit we needed to use and repeated the number over and over. When it came time ...
... guess what we saw? Turtles, lots and lots of turtles. Jumping turtles, tanning turtles, and ninja turtles. I recommend a trip on this river if you have a fetish for them. Travel this river! Now that I am coming out of the shell in this, let me get to the history of the name.
The name is said to have derived from an event in March of 1862 when Confederate troops were evacuating Washington County and had sent squads up and down ...
It's the first fully sunny day. We installed the helmet communication system we bought yesterday. This is a great thing! No more funny sign language.
We decided to take smaller roads after passing Richmond on the I-95. There is much more to see ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services