Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Road Work Ahead, N.C. Summer Trip 2014-- Part 14: Bentonville and Embers Washout

We were originally planning on going to Topsail Beach on the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, but on my way to Goldsboro, had heard that the Embers were going to be playing at the Goldsboro Center Street Jam on Thursday.  This band has been around since at least the 60s and is considered to be one of the best Beach Bands around.  I was more than happy to stay.

Ate at my first-ever Zaxby's on Wednesday and found the food to be excellent.  Went shopping to various places the next two days, including the local K-Mart since we don't have any of those near us anymore in Illinois.

My brother and I drove out to Bentonville Battlefield, about twenty miles from Goldsboro to see what was going on in the several years since we last went there.  This was on Thursday, a day when the skies let loose deluge after deluge of rain, making any battlefield drive too difficult.  We did tour the small museum and saw an excellent short film about the Civil War and Sherman's Carolina's Campaign which led to Johnston's surrender at Bennett Place, near Durham, North Carolina.

Sadly, the rain  caused the Embers show to be cancelled.

Oh Well, There's Always the Beach.  --RoadDog

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