May 17, 2015
After photo opportunities and a solid breakfast we set out
from Princeton on the way to Smithfield. I began the day walking with Mia Berg,
and then with Julia.
After lunch provided by the Johnston County Visitor’s Bureau
I was joined by two young men by the names of Lawrence and Tyler. They are
booth local Civil War enthusiast and wanted to take part in part of the day’s
walking. They were with me the last nine or so miles of the day.
Upon arrival in Smithfield I was received at the Hastings
House and was give some nice cold water.
Shortly after arrival we went to a cemetery for a short wreath
laying and remembrance ceremony. In the cemetery were approximately 15
Following the ceremony we weren't over to the Johnston
County Heritage Center for a dinner. So far, my time in Johnston County has
been quite enjoyable.
Posted by Duke Homestead.
Today we set out from the Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield
and at about 8:30 am. We walked through some very pretty countryside along the
Neuse River. I started the day walking with Julia.
After lunch, Andrew from Duke Homestead joined me for a
couple of hours. Then I was joined by Conner, my college roommate and close
friend. Conner and I completed the last 3 miles to Princeton together.
Princeton gave us a very warm reception. There was a short wreath laying
ceremony at the veterans memoria...
Posted by Philip Brown.
Tonight I am writing inside a barn in the Goldsborough
Bridge Battlefield. I left this morning from the Cliffs of the Neuse State
Park. On my way out of the park I stopped at the visitor center and looked at
some of the wonderful exhibits.
Myself and Julia then hit the road. The weather was
generally very nice and the terrain was rolling which was a welcome relief from
the boring flat lands that I have previously covered.
We covered a total of 13 miles today from the Seven Sprin...
Posted by Philip Brown. Posted In : Walk Home NC
May 14, 2015
Today was a pretty simple day. We began with a breakfast at
the G.I. Joe Museum in downtown Kinston. This is a wonderful facility that all
who are reading this should visit. It is a museum created by veterans, a place
where they can tell their story in their own way. I had the chance to speak
with a number of the veterans about their experiences in the service.
Posted by Duke Homestead. Posted In : Walk Home NC
May 13, 2015
Today was a simply amazing day. I won’t be able to capture
everything in this journal. If you’re reading this and you want to know more
you will have to ask me personally some day.
I spent the day in Kinston. The day began with a breakfast
with a number of veterans. I am once again overwhelmed by the out-pouring of
hospitality I have been shown. After breakfast at the Neuse Interpretive Center
and seeing the amazing exhibits we all went to two schools and talked to