Thought it was about time I showed you want the area is like where we live so Linda and I went out this afternoon and took some pictures. Where we live is actually a cluster of 3 towns. Halifax being the smallest, Weldon next in size and Roanoke Rapids the largest.
Very close to our property is this creek bridge. The creek is narrow but lots of people can be found there fishing.
We are 2 miles from Interstate 95 and one of the convenience store try to be fancy with this lion out front.
OK the first town is Halifax or as they like to call it (Historic Halifax) where the Halifax Resolve, precursor to the Declaration of Independence was written. They have restored a number of homes from that era.
Where the Roanoke River (Rockfish Capital of the world) come through Weldon. Many people like to put in their small boats to play with the rapids.
Unique to Weldon is this underground walkway that comes out on the other side of the street. Never could see why it was necessary but unique to experience.
At a park off Roanoke Ave. is this statue of Samuel Patterson, not sure what he did to get this attention.
In the park is this covered area where groups are scheduled to perform during the summer concert series.
Many homes in the Roanoke Rapids area are classified as mill house that were built to house employees for the huge textile industry that flourished many years ago. The house on the left is where Linda's daughter's first real boy friend lives. They have both moved on but I thought it was unique when Linda pointed it out who's home it was as I was just taking a random picture.
Unusual looking thingy at the Dominion Power facility. One of their smaller places as they supply a large area with power.
Getting close to the end of our journey at one of our favorite places on a hot day to get a gift from God.
The almost famous Roanoke Rapids Theater which started out as the Randy Parton Theater. A big stink happened and Randy left leaving Roanoke Rapids to figure out what to do with this 30 million dollar investment. It is still a heavy burden to the taxpayers of the city. I went there one time to see my heart throb Lori Morgan but haven't been back.
The Hilton Garden Inn was built next to the theater when thoughts were that it would bring people from states away. They are doing a pretty good business even if the theater isn't.
Hope you all have a great week filled with lots of joy, happiness and good health.