Exploring My Hometown: Durham, North Carolina


SummerReading2Hello everyone! I’m very excited to tell you about my adventures with Prince here in Durham, North Carolina! We had such a fun time together. I was sad to say goodbye to him. I asked Prince to write about our two weeks together, so check it out!



NC Natural Science Museum

It was a rainy Saturday in August, so we headed to the North Carolina Natural Science Museum in Raleigh, N.C. We saw a lot of interesting things. We saw ants, bees, and snakes. They even had a butterfly room! I think this made Tommy homesick. I believe he missed being out in nature.

So the next day, Eno RiverTommy spent the day with me at Eno Discovery Camp. Tommy met all the kids and staff at camp, and they loved him, of course. We had a bunch of fun. The camp was held at Eno River State Park in Durham.  He really liked being out in nature; I think that’s where he is happiest. We went on hikes, which was hard work but definitely worth it. We also went boating. Tommy even hiked all the way to Turtle Rock. At the end of the day, we were so tired, Tommy didn’t even say a word. He just fell fast asleep in his bed with his clothes on!

Botanical GardenWe took another trip to The North Carolina Botanical Garden, where we had a lot of fun. Tommy and I saw a lot of different kinds of plants and flowers. We also saw a lot of hummingbirds and birds. We took a hike through the garden. The Garden was divided up in sections, just like North Carolina. They had an area for each part of the state: Coastal , Piedmont, and Mountain areas. Each area had plants from that part of North Carolina. The Coastal Area had plants from the coast, like the Venus Fly Trap. Tommy was speechless!!!!

SummerReading1Finally, Tommy and I got to check out the Durham Library’s Summer Reading Finale. It was at the Museum of Life and Science. It was great to explore the museum, especially the dinosaurs outside. Tommy was really happy to see his family again, especially Ms. Shelley, who also works at North Regional.

Overall, I had so much fun with Tommy, and I can’t wait to show him more parts of Durham, soon!

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