Well we really didn't get kicked out, but we were made to feel a tad uncomfortable.
Mike was off one day and we decided we would run some errands, go to lunch, and stop at a Fresh Market to grab something nice for dinner.
You know, when leaving home, I tend to bring my camera along, because you just never know!
So our first stop into the fresh market, camera in hand, I see all these gorgeous Orchids, snap!
Within one second flat, here comes the Manager.
Before he even said a word, I told him I was a private blogger and love to take pictures of flowers and different elements, fruits, etc.....He pretty much told me to stop.
The entire time Mike was standing just a tad in front of me, I think a bit perplexed ( He thought the guy was trying to hit on me)
Needless to say, our trip there was short and sweet. So on the way home Mike said, let's check out this old church. We have driven by this before, but never actually got out of the car.
There was a landscape of Old cemetery stones. I know a very strange pit stop for us, but so surreal at the same time. It was cold ,windy a bit grey and a hint of blue sky. Not a soul around but he and I.
All so weathered and worn, some barely legible.
What is a cemetery without a big spooky tree?
Organized in 1792 this church is referred to as the mother church of Baptist in York County, SC and Mecklenburg County, NC.
The name was chosen because of a huge six foot flint rock outcropping located at the entrance to the church. From its founding until the 1820s the church extended its ministry to the Catawba Indian tribes located nearby. Until the end of the Civil War the congregation also included slaves.
The original church, as well as the second one built in 1811, was constructed of logs. In 1828 the church was enclosed in a frame construction. As the congregation grew a new church was built in 1855 and again replaced in 1908 by the present structure. The adjacent cemetery contains graves of over 200 soldiers from all wars with over half of these being veterans of the Civil War.
But to us the strangest part of the day.......
Why was there a basket ball hoop in the middle of nowhere, and no pavement?
Thanks for sharing Mike's day off with us!
I will be joining Kim for her WOW us Wednesday party. As you can see I really had fun taking some photo's!
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