I visited the New Hope Valley Railway in Bonsal North Carolina. Marketing Director, Peter Jasion gave us tour of the facilities. Also, I had the privilege to ride in the engine car and speak with John Morck, the engineer of the train. Thank you to everyone at the New Hope Valley Railway!!
Captain Joe Abbate of Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours provided an in-depth tour of Masonboro Island and the intercoastal waterway.
“Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Birding
Come join the staff at Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours, on a discovery birding boat cruise of Masonboro Island and Bradley Creek. Guided eco-cruises are educational boat tours designed to increase conservation awareness about local wildlife and sensitive coastline habitats in New Hanover County. Topics explained during the boat ride will include: salt marsh function, wetland plants, and strong emphasis on shorebird/water bird ecology and identification. Birding tours are best when scheduled at low tide – See our favorite tide chart for Wrightsville Beach.
Common Species are: Brown Pelican, Terns, Gulls, Willets, American Oystercatcher, Herons, and Black skimmers.”
Thank you Captain Joe and the entire staff at Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours!
I took a tour of the I-85 North Welcome Center. This is a great stop for visitors coming from Virginia and other regions to pick up pamphlets on various North Carolina attractions.
On my way to Charlotte, I stopped by Bills Truck Stop.
I visited one of North Carolina’s most famous hotel, the Omni Grove Park Inn located in Asheville, North Carolina.
I took a sneak preview of the newly constructed terminal 1 at Raleigh-Durham. Communications Director, Mindy Hamlin gave me a tour of the new terminal.