|Rheid getting friendly with a display in The Story of North Carolina. This exhibit|
teaches you about the earliest inhabitants down to modern times.
On our way back home, we successfully located the temple. It is pretty but very small and one where you must make an appointment.
|The grounds crew were working there getting things|
ready for opening after an update/cleaning break. The
project foreman took our picture.
|I was out in the sun all afternoon and my legs are still as white|
as they were for this picture.
After eating a Barney Burger at Barney's Cafe we headed off to a couple of cemeteries to see who we could find. We found a bunch of ancestors but only a couple of the ones I was looking specifically for. I took tons of pictures to document dates, sweat off about 5 pounds, and hung an IV drip from a holly tree branch. If anyone rolled over in their graves because I was doing drugs in their cemetery, I missed it. :) We need to return again to find more graves since we only hit two places in Surry. I will be better prepared next time with a pen, clipboard, and hopefully cooler weather. I will be back!
|Waiting for my Barney burger and Brown Sugar Pie.|
I was surprised that we were all alone in the cemeteries--one was even the largest in town. Come on people, it was Memorial Day. I had grand visions of meeting long lost relatives at grave sites, hugging and maybe even a few tears would be shed, and them inviting me to their home where I would find a treasure trove of obscure genealogical information. Dream on Sherri. There were very few decorations either which was kinda sad. We had a fun time anway. I miss Mayberry.
|One of the monuments we found. Notice the lack of|
decorations anywhere around it--a beautiful resting place.