Had a lovely visit yesterday in Rocky Mount and Ferrum, Virginia. Friend, Ibby, took me to Paradise Sports Grille in Ferrum where we had lunch with 4 of her friends ~ Dan, Linda, Marlene, and Kim. The heat was not working but we were bundled up and enjoyed our lunch and the conversation.
Ibby took me on a tour after lunch ~ saw Ferrum College campus, her former home, The Grove, and many other sights in Rocky Mount. Since recently reading Ibby's book, Moonshine Corner ~ Keys to Rocky Mount, it was nice to see where the story took place and several of the main houses and businesses that were mentioned.
It was a fun day and Ibby gave me some history of the area. We topped the day off with coffee and a treat from Starbucks.
The Grove, where Ibby lived for 18 years with husband, Keister, in Rocky Mount. It is now a B & B ~ The Early Inn.
We stopped at the Artisan Center where I met photographer Dwight Hayes and had a lengthy interesting conversation with him about photography and his travels. I purchased this photo of his titled "Home", that Dwight took while in Nazareth. He told me that he pictured Mary standing in that corner with the Angel appearing to tell her that she would become the Mother of God. I couldn't resist the photo's beauty especially after that statement.