Yesterday Karen invited me to accompany her on to EDENTON and ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA. While she went about her appointments, I took advantage of the opportunity to sniff out EDENTON.
The drive covered something like 120 miles over a number of bridges and causeways crossing the expanses of ALBERMARLE SOUND and ROANOKE RIVER...such as the bridge / causeway above.
Overnight my injured leg healed enough that I walked three or four miles around EDENTON, discovering a new (old) lighthouse, many colonial homes, and a half dozen local folks.
including, Madison Phillips...
Please say HELLO to Madison, a life long EDENTON resident..
Walking South on GRANVILLE Street, Madison stopped his vehicle next to me...Why are you taking pictures of THAT house...It isn't an historic house.
Before I could answer...I want to talk to you...follow me...as he drove ahead, letting by the six cars lined up behind him, and pulled into a driveway. I followed as ordered, wondering ...Now what have I done...
Hi, I"m Bruce, handing him my SAM & ME business card...walking around America...Madison Phillips..glad to meet you; here, let's sit on my wall (Sign stuck on a stick planted behind the wall: NO TRESPASSING - DO NOT SIT ON THE WALL).
Madison and I chatted a full 20 minutes, during which I learned that EDENTON was NORTH CAROLINA's first Capital, had two signers of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, and still hosted sessions of the North Carolina SUPREME COURT.
I also learned how to best spend the remaining 45 minutes allotted by Karen to visit EDENTON, considered one of the most beautiful of North Carolina cities...
I still want to talk to you some more, so please come this way as you walk North...
Saying Good Bye, off I rushed. The following photographs record what I found in this historic town..until this morning I had no idea existed.
Not all homes in EDENTON are on the "Grand" scale.
but, many are;
Have a look .
Click click, Please...
This one is for you, Margo.
A mini Rainbow fronting the Statue dedicated to EDENTON's Confederate Soldiers.
Down Town EDENTON.
And, another photograph of EDENTON Business District.
Mom was standing to my left as I photographed her two children on the bicycle built for three...plus the guard dog scowling at the camera.
COWAN COUNTY COURT HOUSE.
Two tourists / friends being shown EDENTON by the "local" Hostess - on the left.
Tried to photograph the pooch, but failed.
DUCK CROSSING !
The rest of my day with Karen was spent in an excellent Chinese Buffet -my treat - driving to her appointments, or sitting in one "Waiting Room" or another reading her book "THE WALK", a fiction by Richard Paul Evans...about a SEATTLE resident making a walk from SEATTLE, WASHINGTON to KEY WEST, FLORIDA.
For tomorrow, Karen has again invited me to accompany her to a couple different local villages as she attends to more appointments.
I wonder what new adventure awaits