Sunday, May 5, 2013

T-Ball, Good Food and Family

April 27 and 28

We spent a quick weekend in Durham enjoying a T-ball Bat-a-thon; some great seafood and Chinese take-out.  Jane got to visit a Pensy Spice store and Ben made plans for an NC State reunion for the fall. Mostly we just enjoyed visiting with family.

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The Durham Bulls T-Ball team with coaches

Grammie and Dan

The trip home on Sunday was uneventful, We had rain all the way to Wytheville.  Crossing the mountains in fog was not much fun – several months ago there was a huge multi-car wreck in that same section of the highway near the NC –VA state line.  We traveled safely with light traffic all the way home.

We enjoyed our quick 4 day trip. The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail could easily take 3-4 days. We skipped a few of the homes and graves located along the trail, did not visit the Morganton locations due to their being closed, and could easily have spent more time at both Cowpens and Kings Mountain.  In hindsight we might add another day to the trip.  We will probably go back to Morganton on a weekend to visit Quaker Meadows.  We will definitely return to Sycamore Shoals to visit the museum.

A historical analysis by Ben will follow in a few days….

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