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I'm gonna be visiting Oriental with my wife and son on Sept 8. We'll have Saturday mid-afternoon and evening to sightsee (and maybe see some finned, scaly sights). What are some of the things we should make a point of seeing -- and avoiding, if there is such a thing...

We'll be handing out Gatorade at the MS-150 bikeathon -- if anyone is interested in sitting still, hanging out, and handing out snacks to a bunch of athletic lunatics riding enormous distances on their bikes, let me know and I'll be happy to get you plugged in. The route is a figure-eight out of New Bern - northward and eastward on Saturday, northward and westward on Sunday, so all of the rest stops are more or less between New Bern and Washington.
 

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The great thing (to me) about Oriental is that there isn't much to do, just relax. ;) There are a few shops around town and several restaurants a few marinas and some pretty creeks to paddle with your kayak. It is a nice little town for bike riding, walking, etc. Not really anything to avoid that I can think of. :D
 

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When I go to Oriental I like to stop at Wilbur's in Goldsboro for lunch, the Country Butcher shop for steaks/hamburger/sausage/etc., then Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston. It is kind of a tradition. There are other variations to the routine depending on time of day but those stops make for a pleasant trip to the coast for me. :)

One of these days I'm going to stay on 70E past New Bern and drop in on Luremaker in Havelock. I could then take the ferry back over to Minnesott beach to get to Oriental. :D It is a little more work when pulling the boat but I'd love to drop in sometime. You folks heading towards Morehead City and Beaufort should check out Lew's Rod & Reel * 506 E. Main St. Havelock, NC 28532 (252.447.8880) Lew is a good sponsor of this website and a veteran to whom we owe our grattitude for his service. ;)
 

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Lew's is now immortalized as a waypoint in my GPS. Can't promise I'll make it by, but if I've got the opportunity, I'll be able to find him!
 
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Custom Marine in New Bern has the new Gulp! Chum in stock... :D
"Gulp! Chum"??!? Talk about throwing your money into a hole in the water...

I guess if you don't have a blender your wife will let you mix chum in...
 
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