My Hero helped me upload pictures of Maiden!

September 24, 2008

My Hero, also known as Hubby, helped me upload pictures we took of Maiden, NC, this past summer. Yes, we are a bit behind on sorting through our digital pictures! Isn’t everyone? 🙂

Maiden reminded me a lot of where I grew up in Victoria, Virginia. We visited Maiden on a quiet Sunday afternoon and we could feel a sense of peace. I always love visiting North Carolina, but we had never seen this particular part of the state.

Enjoy the pictures!

Here is one view:

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Notice the church steeple visible in this one:

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I think this church is also lovely:

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I’m thrilled to be writing about Maiden, North Carolina!

July 18, 2008

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.