Whew, have I had a busy weekend. It was 9:30 Friday night when I finally found myself at home in my pjs, settled in to watch the series finale of ‘What Not To Wear’ after being away from the house since 7:45 that morning. I worked until 6:15 – got off and had a delicious dinner in downtown Edenton with a former coworker before the two of us embark on a Friday night adventure. I am proud to say that I witnessed Edenton’s inaugural Ghost Walk! I hope this becomes a yearly tradition.
Excluding a 6-year period where I lived in Raleigh for school and whatnot, I was born and bred in Edenton. I thought I knew a thing or two about Edenton, but my tour guide proved otherwise. I wish I could remember his name – but whoever the gentleman was – he was filled with so many tales of Edenton. I could have listened to him all night. I didn’t take any pictures but I’m hoping that I can remember the stories he told for when my special friend comes to town in a couple of weeks. The best part of the whole tour was stepping foot into the old Edenton jail. It was so creepy and foreboding and our tour guide enlightened us to the fact that ghost hunters found evidence of 6 spirits lurking there.
Tickets for the Edenton ghost walk were only $10 and I thought that the whole thing was very well organized. They had specific times set up on Friday and Saturday night with a certain number of tickets available for each time. Thank goodness it was such gorgeous weather – and a full moon!
Saturday, I found myself waking up bright and early to attend the last day of the traveling Blackbeard/Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit. Shown at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse from Sept. 6 to Oct. 19, it was the third stop on a statewide tour. The artifacts were on loan from the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, which mom and I had almost visited when we were in Beaufort a few weeks ago (I swear, recap of that adventure coming soon!). I thought that it was well worth the $1 admission to enter and enjoyed stepping foot into the courthouse – a building that I haven’t enterred in over 15 years.
Top Row: View from the courthouse, old jail in background. | QAR exhibit
Bottom Row: Courthouse exhibit | Courthouse itself