New Bern, the birthplace of Pepsi, and Atlantic Beach, North Carolina - Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Bern, North we are!!! The Cubans have arrived with their loud voices and car alarms!  Al stayed behind working and we drove to Middle Street.  Middle Street is a small street with shops and restaurants. We had breakfast at a little coffee shop. It was so cute. We walked down to the end of the street and went into the "Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola." Caleb Bradham invented it in his drugstore and he originally called it "Brad's drink." The same site now is the home of a Pepsi-Cola museum and an authentic soda fountain. We went back a second time and had Pepsi with Dad. We drove around following a trolley tour and saw some of the famous homes.

When we had nothing left to explore in New Bern, we decided to go to Atlantic Beach by the coast. We drove over 40 minutes to get there. It was enjoyable. The kids loved the waves and had a great time.   We went back to the hotel around 8:00 p.m., ordered pizza and had a picnic by the pool next to the marina.  It was a nice way to cap the evening.

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