Tuesday, September 15, 2009
New Bern, North Carolina
For the soda pop fans out there New Bern might be known as the birthplace of Brads Drink. Caleb Bradham concocted a brew of coco and other nuts and spices, then mixed with carbonated water. A new name was needed so Pepsi Cola was chosen. Interesting that Coca Cola was first produced in Atlanta , not that far from New Bern.
New Bern is located at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers. New Bern is the second oldest city in America and was the original capital of North Carolina. Walking around the town which is quite pedestrian friendly reveals a lot of historic buildings and brick churches. I am in the marina in front of the Hilton and plan to move on in time to be at the Annapolis Boat Show.