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Old 12-28-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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My mother in law is coming to visit us on the 31-7th. She is in her 60s, not in the best health(has had knee problems) but can withstand some walking. We would like to take her somewhere so she can see North Carolina with our 3 young children. Looking at a day trip bc I have to work we are in fayetteville and willing to drive 2 hours max.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Looking at a day trip bc I have to work we are in fayetteville and willing to drive 2 hours max.
I have enjoyed just driving around in the Sandhills. The town center in Pinehurst is lovely. The town of Cathage is lovely. I'd also visit a few pottery shops in Seagrove. Then you will be close to the zoo in Asheboro. The zoo might be OK if there is a riding tour. Otherwise, just drive back through the Uwharrie National Forest.

Another day, you might just drive to the closest beach or to Fort Fisher in Wilmington.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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She probably would like Pinehurst. That's a good suggestion. Would the beach be a good fit? Around Wilmington might be nice. The aquarium at Ft Fisher is nice. You could take the car ferry over to Southport, too, and explore there. It's a cute little town.

Other things to do are come up to the Triangle and check out the museums, but I don't know how that is for her with a bad knee. Marbles is great for little kids. Older kids enjoy the Natural Sciences museum in Raleigh and the NC History museum (both free). You could catch a show at the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science in Durham is great for the whole family. There is some walking involved, but there are also lots of strategically placed benches for parents and grands to watch the kids.
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