Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fourth of July

Jason, Sims and I spent the long weekend in the Edenton area.  We love being down east and are constantly dreaming of moving there.  This was our first time to Edenton, and we did a lot of exploring of the surrounding area.

It seemed fitting to be in Edenton on Independence Day, where they staged their own tea party back in 1775.  To celebrate, we went to the Edenton Fourth of July festival, which was held downtown at the waterfront.  I loved the small town feel of it.  We ate eastern NC barbeque, rode a train and watched a mechanical bull riding competition.  Some lucky people even arrived by boat.

Later in the evening, we found a tent that was serving beer, wine and cheese, so we hung out there while a small storm blew through.  We even stayed to watch the fireworks, which was a first for Sims.  I'm still not sure how much he liked them, but if you ask he will say that they were pretty and loud.  Very true.  It was the perfect ending to the day!

Tomorrow I will post more about our adventures down east.  I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July!


  1. Isn't Edenton amazing? Both of my grandmothers grew up there and I visit it often. Just the perfect small town!

  2. We really loved it! We even found a house that we would love to buy. Too bad it was WAY out of our price range. When we win the lottery, we are moving!