#MYFayetteville | One Day – Four Ways | #FAYTour15


The Walking Tour or even the Dogwood Festival would have been an amazing way to bring our #FAYTour15 to a close but the Fayetteville Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) had a few more surprises in store for us. Four to be exact. Four ways to make one day an amazing memory for all of us! A bit of History past and present, a taste of Italy and finally putting all our fears ‘on the line‘ with an amazing Zipline adventure!

To start the day we headed to the lobby of our hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites – Fayetteville North and indulged in their complimentary hot breakfast. I had eggs, bacon and a freshly made (DIY) waffle. It was so yummy and just the fuel I needed to get me through the next couple of hours. Our first stop was going to be the Airborne & Special Operations Museum the new home for the Original Iron Mike from Ft. Bragg as well as a museum which tasks itself with the mission of giving honor to those who have served for our country through facts, images and interactive experiences.
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Purpose

Executive Director, Paul Galloway started our day with an introduction and brief history of the museum. His passion for the ASOMF was evident not only in what he said but how he said it. He let us know that the reason the ASOMF exists is to help preserve and share the sacrifices and dedication of the soldiers who serve for our country so tirelessly. The museum does this not only with their efforts to give the public high quality exhibits but by giving Veterans the opportunity to volunteer and serve at the museum and offer their memories and experience towards it’s success.

Did You Know?

  • The Airborne Museum was sold to the Army and the property is ‘technically’ part of Ft. Bragg up to 5ft from the walls. Beyond that the property is leased by the ASOMF from the City of Fayetteville.
  • The Airborne Museum is home to the 1st Memorial to Special Operations Canines killed in action. 66 dogs have been Memorialized to date.
As we made our way through the exhibit I was surprised by the amount of emotions I felt as I watched the video presentations, heard the recordings and looked at some of the personal items from the soldiers involved in this mission.

Honor & Pride

As a military spouse, it is sometimes hard to truly understand what it is our spouses experience. Most times it is not something they bring home to share because just as they protect our country they want to protect us as their family as well. They always want to stand in the way of the true danger and risk they face simply to give us a peace of mind. Yet as I walked through this exhibit, saw what they saw and then read the notes they sent home full of care, concern and strength it really hit me. This life they choose to live isn’t easy, it’s dangerous but still they are dedicated to it and those who serve with them.
After the walk-through exhibit we made our way to the museum’s permanent exhibit and it was amazing how massive the displays were. As I looked above me and around me I began to understand what it means to give honor and have pride for those who have given so much on our behalf.

Experience

As part of our tour we had the chance to experience the Current Simulator “Army On The Move” PLUS the chance to get a Sneak Preview at the New Simulator making it’s debut on May 16th “Experience The Legend”. Wanna see what I saw? Check it out in my Vlog From Day 2 of the #FAYTour15 🙂

Once we finished the final Simulator we climbed on the bus and headed off for a bit of history at the 1897 Poe Housenope not the poet – even though the original owner shares his name this Edgar Allen Poe was born in Fayetteville and was a successful businessman.

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E.A. Poe as he is known here in Fayetteville (it helps lessen the confusion with the other guy…lol) built his home in the classic Victorian style which followed the belief that there was no perfection other than that made by God. For this reason Victorian homes were always made with slight imperfections within their design. Our tour guide, Louise, pointed out and example of this imperfection on the beautiful wrap-around porch of the Poe House.

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You can see here how the two posts are not the same. This ‘imperfection‘ was done purposely to be certain that no man could claim to have built the perfect house.

From the porch we started our tour of the home. It was amazing how walking through those doors gave us the feeling of walking back in time. We were told so many interesting facts about how families lived, functioned and survived at the turn of the 20th Century.

Did You Know?

  • Visitors were required to present ‘Calling Cards’ when visiting a home. If you were married you carried 2 cards and presented them depending on whether you were visiting alone or with your spouse. If you were in mourning, your card would have a black border along the edges – the thicker the border the less time had passed since your loved one’s death.
  • Visitors were only allowed to wait or sit in one room of the home located on the first floor. All other rooms were restricted only to residents of the home.
  • Homes had 2 sets of staircases – one for the family and one set for the servants.
  • Children stayed in a nursery together (2-4 children at a time) until they were nearly 7 years old.
  • The Master Bedroom would have it’s own entrance so that the Master of the home could enter and wash without encountering other members of the family.
  • The cook’s room was the only room without a fireplace because she spent the majority of her time in the kitchen (up to 12 hours a day). 
  • The kitchen was located outside of the rest of the home (across a hallway and outside) so that the fumes of the cooking food would not fill the home and so that the heat from the stove would not become overwhelming.
  • Women would save the hair from their brushes (in a small bowl with a lid and a hole in the middle) to make things such as friendship bracelets, jewelry and to even add volume to their hairstyles.

Towards the end of our tour we were told about a little bit of a legend surrounding the Poe home that perhaps a few of the former residents were still lingering around and trying to make their presence known by those visiting. We were told to check our photos because there were a few times they were actually caught on camera. Well guess what? One of us actually saw something… Krystel from ArmyWife101 even shared it with her Followers to see if they could see what she saw – Check It Out For Yourself.

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After the Poe House we were headed to our next destination – Luigi’s Restaurant for a taste of Italy. I was more than ready since Italian is one of my favorite cuisines.

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That’s right folks – Penne Vodka! I needed little to no help picking my entree here because I went with one of my favorite Italian dishes and I was not disappointed. This pasta was the perfect balance and the sauce was amazing. So, if you want a bit of homestyle Italian without the franchise taste then Luigi’s is the place you need to go.

Once we finished at Luigi’s it was time for the main event! The rain that had followed us throughout the day let up just in time for us to do what we had all been talking, tweeting and posting about all weekend – ZipLining!

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That’s Me!! TheMrsTee zipping through the treetops thanks to the skills of the amazing ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure guides Erick and Kyle we had the chance to face our fears, embrace the challenges and make a memory of a lifetime.

Did You Know?

  • ZipQuest offers 16 Tree Platforms, 8 Zip Lines, 3 Canopy Bridges (over 100 feet long) and 3 Spiral Staircases.
  • During your adventure you will have the guidance of 2 trained ZipQuest Guides who not only make sure you are safe and fully aware of all you need to know to stay that way but also make your adventure one you will never forget!
  • You can purchase a photo package which allows you to capture the memories of your day in some of the most scenic areas of the ZipQuest tour.

Okay so I must admit I was scared and nervous (like pee my pants nervous) for the first 3-4 zips but once we reached the first bridge and staircase it became more excitement and disbelief that I was actually doing something I had only dreamed of for years now.

I must admit expressing the fullness of what a ZipLine adventure is isn’t easy in words so take a look at my Vlog from the day and you can not only seem me Zip the first line but also check out a few of those amazing photos I was talking about… (Skip to 9:39 if you want to get right to the ZipQuest Fun 🙂 )

 

 

**Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the experiences and/or services mentioned above for free from Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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46 thoughts on “#MYFayetteville | One Day – Four Ways | #FAYTour15

    • MrsTee Post author

      It was the best group. We had so much fun it didn\’t even feel like work 🙂 thanks for coming by Rosey!

  • Rebecca Swenor

    This is interesting indeed and I am ex military. I know that most people could not even imagine what our men and women go through when serving our country. Some is just unbelievable. We will have to go to The Airborne Museum this summer. I didn't know any of this so thanks for sharing.

    • MrsTee Post author

      You\’re right they really can\’t and even as a Spouse I know I may never come close to understanding or imagining. Please let me know how you enjoy you\’re visit…

  • @StylishGeek

    What a wonderful travel experience you shared! Your post reminds me when I was growing up our home had what you would call a 'dirty kitchen'. It wasn't necessarily dirty, but it was named like that because it was separated from the main house and the purpose is for you to cook and not worry about the food smell, smoke, aromas, etc. 🙂

    • MrsTee Post author

      It was! Oh wow…that is so interesting but it is amazing how they thought and planned out nearly every detail of their homes.

  • franckxethee

    The place looks elegant and has a lot of history tied into it. I would love to do the zipline here.

  • A. Elizabeth

    Wow! As a history lover, I would love to visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
    This article reflects your happiness. 🙂 Hope to read more adventures from you.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yes, I love history too! It’s a really great museum with an awesome cause to boot. Thank you so much Elizabeth – I can’t wait to share 😀

  • A. Elizabeth

    Wow! As a history lover, I would love to visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
    This article reflects your happiness. 🙂 Hope to read more adventures from you.

  • Courtney

    omg sounds like y'all had a fantastic time!!!! The zip libeling looks so cool. I wanna try that out sometime

  • Heather

    Wow! You packed so much in to your time there. The museum sounds so interesting, the Poe house sounds intriguing and I've been zip lining before, so so fun!
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    • MrsTee Post author

      It was definitely back-to-back fun but so worth it! The museum was great and the Poe house was definitely interesting…I so want to dip line again 😀

  • Fi Ni Neachtain

    As a history graduate I love visiting places like this. That food looks so delicious too, now I want a nice bowl of pasta 🙂

    • MrsTee Post author

      Oh this would have certainly held your interest. Oh the picture doesn\’t even do that Penne justice! LOL 🙂

  • @Jamericanspice

    Wow. I"d love to visit! Sounds like wonderful fun and adventures.
    That ziplining must have been awesome fun!
    I still remembered my first time ziplining! What an experience!

    • MrsTee Post author

      We\’d love to have you! It was such fun and the zip lining is something I want to do again for sure.

  • @bphotoart

    What neat facts about society at that time. I remember reading historical fiction books and thinking calling cards were so neat when young. But I never knew they were a requirement.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yes!! I’d heard of calling cards as well but had no idea they had such a strict set of rules. 🙂

  • Briton

    I've never been to Fayetteville but my husband is from the Raleigh area and we LOVE North Carolina! I'd love to go ziplining there, it looks awesome!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Raleigh is not far at all – maybe an hour and 45 minutes. The zip lining was amazing and I definitely want to do it again 🙂

  • Christy Maurer

    It looks like you had such a fun day! I know my son would love the Airborne Museum. The Victorian house tour looks fun too! I did know about the calling cards, but I thought it was more of a British thing.

    • MrsTee Post author

      We did Christy!! My Kiddies love it and they even offer an Annual Easter Egg find so that’s awesome too. I never knew that but I think it’s such a neat little fact. 🙂

  • Monica

    After living in Georgia for 28 years (now living in New Mexico), I'm realizing there's still so much more to see that I've missed! I didn't realize there was so much to do in Fayetteville – I'll have to tell my parents to check it out 🙂

    • MrsTee Post author

      It can be so easy to miss things. I’ve lived here 8 years and each of these were a 1st for me. So happy I’ve discovered what’s been here all along. Please do share with your parents, there’s something for everyone 🙂

  • Yanique

    I have been to NC once and my husband lived there when he was in the Marines, however I never knew there was this much to do in NC. I might have to pack the family up this summer and take them on a road trip. My son would have a blast with the zipline for sure.

    • MrsTee Post author

      It would definitely be road trip worthy. The Zipline was awesome and I\’m sure he\’d love the rock climbing as well. We even have indoor skydiving!!

  • Austin

    Wow I felt like I was reading something off the history channel. I appreciate all the service the men and women of this country have contributed.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Hopefully that’s good thing 😉 They truly deserve respect and honor for what they do and sacrifice.

  • bellanna3

    I'm a big history nerd and love learning about the past. Experiencing the lives and places of people long gone is so interesting! What a great adventure you found in Fayetteville…even ziplining! lol

    • MrsTee Post author

      Me Too!! I loved every minute. It was a weekend I\’ll always remember. Thanks so much for coming by 🙂

  • Theresa

    Thanks for the awesome review! I love all the photos; they really help show why this area is worth going to. Plus, anytime I can picture eating a good meal at a location, it's another reason to visit. 🙂

    Sounds like you really had a great time.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Your So Welcome!! Thanks so much for coming by… Fayetteville definitely has a lot of great options for food that are unique and delicious all at once 😀

  • Jebbica

    Love this! I'm an NC bloggers as well (High Point). I work at an Apartment Management company and we actually manage several properties in Fayetteville. I love your pics! I came by from the Peony Project btw.

    Jebbica @Jebbica's World http://jebbicasworld.com/blog/

    • MrsTee Post author

      Why Hello There!!! I love meeting and connecting with other NC Bloggers…so happy you came by 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Kristin C

    So cool! I am from NC and when I was in high school we used to play Cornerstone Christian Academy in Fayetteville, but I have never really explored the area. Sounds like a very cool exploration and set-up!

    Kristin // The Peculiar Treasure
    athisfeetdaily.blogspot.com

    • MrsTee Post author

      Yay! I love it here… I think I’ve heard of that school. I had no idea there was so much here to experience but I am definitely glad I found out 🙂 Thanks so much for coming by Kristin!

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