Monday, September 21, 2009

Company has come and gone...

and what a great time we had!

Our Pennsylvania relatives arrived by train on Wednesday afternoon.

Here is "Ms. Railrose" at the Wilson Train Station. She's a mosaic statue made by a local artist. (she waited with me......or, I waited with her)

While our family was here, we visited the NC Life and Science Museum in Durham and discovered what a fantastic place it was (we've never been there before).

This is the Butterfly House.

Butterflies everywhere...flying all around you. Loved it!

There were also trails, a petting zoo, a cafe and a train ride. The museum itself was fabulous. We spent the whole day there.


Another trip we took was to see the Tryon Palace in Historic New Bern, NC, about 2 hours from our house, along the coast.

We took the tour of the palace.

It was beautiful inside,

and out.

We stopped for ice cream at the Cow Cafe in downtown New Bern. Fun!

We enjoyed our time together...laughing, talking, catching up on news, eating out, taking walks, sight seeing and just having a great time while they were here.

And we are missing them already!


Donna said...

Oh Donna! What a beautiful place to be!! And a Train!! It has a
1930's feel to it!!
Glad you had a wonderful time sweetheart!hughugs

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Glad you enjoyed your company. Donna! You visited some lovely places.
I went to a similar butterfly exhibit once. It was so hot inside ( tropical butterflies) but so wonderful to have butterflies actually land on the palms of my hands!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Glad you had such a great time with your family! That palace looks like a great place to visit! We will have to put it on the to do list if we get down to your area.
Karla & Karrie

Protege said...

Welcome back Donna, it seems like you had a great time!;)
Love all the pictures, particularly the one of the open gateway.;)

Happy@Home said...

Glad to hear that you had such a nice visit with your company. Mrs. Railrose looks like a nice companion while waiting for their arrival. The butterfly exhibit looks wonderful. I will have to keep these places in mind when we are ready to do some sightseeing.

Deb said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! Gorgeous butterfly photo.

Sherri said...

Donna, sounds like you had a wonderful visit with family! Thanks for sharing your visit with us!

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
I'm glad you had such a good time with your family.
Hugs, Rhondi