If you link back to Yacht A Fun’s blog post about the Bear Hunt, you’ll get details about why bears are New Bern NC’s symbol. The short version is that Bern translates as Bear.

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So you can have a Beary Merry (vs. Very Merry ) Christmas when in town. Santa’s house has chemical snow blown down on weekend evenings. For today’s sledding though, ice was ground and air blown to create snow.

bags of ice were tossed into the grinder which was coupled with a large blower hose

bags of ice were tossed into the grinder which was coupled with a large blower hose

The hose's end allowed directional flow of the snow

The hose’s end allowed directional flow of the snow

 

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Painting table-top Christmas Trees

Painting table-top Christmas Trees

Kids got to play in it. Kids of all ages were able to sled down the ramps. (Of course attorney waivers had to signed, it’s an American Christmas thing.) The crowd was huge from 1PM through 3PM and began to taper off.

 

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There were multiple activities for the kids to do. Small slices of pizza were on sale for $2 and beverages were a dollar.

Getting off our catamaran to walk just two blocks for participation is another reason New Bern is a fine place for boating Snow Birds to consider wintering here.

Using one of the videos taken on the purpose bought iPhone 7+, I’ve created a YouTube account as a companion to the blog. Please let us know if you like it.

The story / blog of Yacht A Fun, a Gemini catamaran sailboat, traveling the ICW and east coast with insights to the extended cruising life. Beary Merry Christmas sledding

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