I’m Tamela Hancock Murray and I’m thrilled to be here! I’ve written about North Carolina in the past and am excited about my setting. Many of my family and friends live in and around the Cary and Graham areas so the state holds a special place in my heart.
My family took a trip to Maiden to see the scenery for ourselves. The town is near Hickory, which you may know if you enjoy decorating, is home to a thriving furniture industry. We brought back a few pictures of Maiden. I hope to post them soon. The town is peaceful and idyllic, and reminds me much of the small town where I grew up, Victoria, Virginia. During our trip we visited the Catawba County Museum. There I found two excellent volumes on the county that I don’t believe I could have found anywhere else. I enjoyed making the personal connection with the people there, and of course, touring the museum.
The trip was about 400 miles each way for us. We had beautiful summer weather and a lovely drive through the mountains.