A Weekend with Mom and Dad
So this past weekend, my parents came to town, and it was wonderful. They got to see what I’ve been up to this summer and get to meet some of the people who have been important for me here. They came to town on Saturday at lunch time, where, after a morning of thrift shopping (where I got a fantastic sequined coat and an American flag shirt), I met up with them for lunch at Richard’s Restaurant, a local greasy joint. After lunch, I went back with them to Rosewood, the bed and breakfast that they were staying at, and I got to see it in all of it’s glory; I felt like I had stepped straight into the most glamorous and opulent part of the 19th century south. Pictures to come later in the post.
After going to Rosewood, I took my parents by to see the Marion County Museum, and we had a little surprise. I told the director Rosanne that I was planning to take my parents over the weekend and she said that it would be fine, but she forgot to mention the alarm. So I walk in through the back door with my parents and a siren starts going off and doesn’t stop. I didn’t know how to turn it off, so my parents and I simply sat and waited for the police to show up. Sure enough, a police officer–Officer Elvis was his name–showed up about ten minutes later, but by then I had figured out how to turn it off. The bottom line is that I’m a felon. After that, the weekend was pretty low key. My parents and I went to dinner with the Wise’s and they got to meet Mr. Wise and Mrs. Wise see who’s been teaching me about farm work for the past few weeks. I spent the night with them at Rosewood, and in the morning we went to Little Pee Dee State Park. All in all, a glorious trip.
Now, without further ado, pictures of the beautiful, splendiforous, remarkable, ornate, majestic Rosewood as well as a few pictures of my family at Little Pee Dee State Park:
(Also, I’m trying a new “Gallery” format, which makes the pictures easier to load. Just click on the first picture and it launches a gallery where you can look through all of the pictures. Let me know if you love it or hate it)