May 2017

Civil War History in Kinston

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The Civil War took its toll on the town of Kinston, North Carolina.  Jan Parson of the Kinston Chamber of Commerce shared information on the hosted tour I was part of.  Jan explained that the state of North Carolina was really on the fence when it came to the War.  “We didn’t want to be in the war.  […]

Memorial Day kindness touches hearts -Picture by Bobbie Meidel

Memorial Day is a day for remembering those who served, and those we love. This past Memorial Weekend, a friend Bobbie Meidel went to visit a relative’s grave at Cradle Land in Calvary Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. When she arrived, she saw 75 windmills and about 50 little flags decorating almost every small grave.  She […]

Remembering Memorial Day

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Memorial Day weekend is all about barbeques and festivals and family, but when Memorial Day comes around don’t forget the meaning of the day in all of the festivities.  This morning during my daily walk with my mom, we stopped by the Veteran’s Memorials in Pawnee to give thanks to those that served.  While there […]

Trial Run Tractor Drive on old Route 66

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Keith decided to make a trial run on the upcoming Route 66 tractor drive that will take place on June 17, 2017.  He took his 1955 John Deere 60.  Keith said, “It was a beautiful day for a tractor drive and I hope June 17th is just as nice. We hope you are getting your […]

Kinston's Tobacco Barns

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As a farmer’s wife, when I see art representing agriculture, it catches my attention.  On a recent hosted trip to Kinston, I saw these beautiful sculpture called  Kinston’s Tobacco Barns.  The sculpture was built in honor of Kinston’s rich tobacco history. Tobacco history n Kinston is noted all the way back to 1759, when the General Assembly of North […]

Traveling Adventures is nominated for the Liebster Award!

Rebecca of the blog Rebminlu (http://www.rebminlu.com/)nominated Traveling Adventures for the 2017 Liebster Award.  Rebecca called Reb is a new blogger. She graduated in 2012 and this brave young woman then bought a one way ticket abroad.  Since then Reb has lived in three different countries and visited over 20. The Liebster Award, it’s a blog award where bloggers nominate […]

Glomax Gloves, great for adventures or work on the farm

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When I received the chance to try out a  free pair of Glomax gloves, I was excited because married to a farmer, I see his and my son’s torn and tattered work gloves all the time. The farm gloves we have just don’t seem to last and it is easy for oil, water and other […]

A stay at the Mother Earth Motor Lodge

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Rose Hammitt said our hosted stay at the Mother Earth Motor Lodge was a bit like walking in the past.  Set in the 1960’s, this renovated motor lodge will remind you of words like “groovy”, “psychedelic”, “Go Go boots”, “bell bottoms” and Motown music.  You might even look to your companion raise a peace sign […]

Dining in Kinston, North Carolina

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There is something for every taste in Kinston, NC when it comes to food.  There is the always popular Chef and Farmer which brings tourists from all over to taste Chef Vivian popular recipes. Vivian Knight is known for her popular PBS TV show A Chef’s Life and her series of cookbooks.  While on a […]

Take me out to the ball game - The Down East Wood Ducks

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Grainger Stadium is located in Kinston, North Carolina, a town of around 22,000.  The stadium was built in 1949 so Kinston has been a baseball town for generations.  This past August, baseball returned to Kinston with the arrival of the Texas Ranger farm team, the Down East Wood Ducks. The team is named after the […]