TownePlace Suites by Marriott Jacksonville
Travel Blogs from Jacksonville
... it was really humid! The ocean was nice and warm (unlike the chilly Pacific) and Maddie kept me busy making castles and wave jumping. Up, down, up, down….it made me think of the two little ones at home, who I miss terribly.
Shawn is not a fan of the ocean, so when we gave him the low down on our day, confirming no shark sightings, jellyfish stings or sunburns he was happy. I think the worst thing that did happen was a ...
... land. The western portion of the drive consisted of a lot of little shacks which had swampy properties with corn and tobacco fields on them. I didn’t know corn could grow in such soil, but there were a lot of corn fields on the drive. We finally pulled into the first gas station we saw to use the bath room. As I walked in, two of the nicest local men approached me. "You going to, or comin from the beach?" one asked (I was wearing shades, flip-flops, ...
... of my Great grandmother's house and the lady that owned it came out wanting to know what I was doing. I must look like the paparazzi. I told her I loved her house because it was my great grandmothers and she invited me in to see the remodeled kitchen. We then went walking around the downtown historic streets and visited the birthplace of Pepsi. I love Pepsi and Mike loves diet Pepsi Brian loves Mt. dew (but ...
... as I really prefer Coke. At 11:00 I caught the Trolley Tour of Historical New Bern. The guide was full of information and condensed 300 years of architectural and city history into ninety minutes. Beautiful houses - 80 on the historic register. Beautiful churches. Historical cemetery. Central part of town has ...
... side of the Neuse River. To get here I had to cross a network of bridges. I suspect this whole Coastal area is connected by any number of bridges as well as ferries. I'll find out tomorrow. Still 75 degrees here at 11:00. I'm not complaining as the area I drove through this morning was hit with heavy thunderstorms, flooding, straight line winds this evening. Looks like we escaped it for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility