Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
142Trip End Feb 03, 2008
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Following our new policy, we then set out for the short (about 100 miles) drive to Bentonville which was the site of the largest battle fought in North Carolina during the Civil War - hence a place to visit. On our way into Bentonville we went to the actual site and discovered that the Museum is closed on Mondays. So we read the three historical boards then went into Bentonville to find the Visitors Centre and a B&B for a night or two. Ruth did wonder aloud what we'd do if there was no Visitors Centre. Upon arriving in Bentonville we couldn't even find any shops, just a few houses along the highway. Looks like fame has bypassed this town. We quickly updated our plans and headed for New Bern where we found the requisite Visitors Centre and a most comfortable B&B in the Historic Down Town.
The countryside we are driving through is still flat and with lots of swamp/marsh plus some forests. In parts we are driving though nice homes and gardens while other times there are less salubrious poorly cared for permanent mobile homes.