Monday, November 3, 2008

Adventures with Cordy, October 5, 1976

[Below is days 29 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]

October 5, (Tuesday)

Back to "Colonial" to get a pewter mug that Doris just could not live without. She used her "charm" on Jack in this little deal and when that kid turns on the charm on there is no defense. Then to Jamestown, the first settlement in America. The Federal Park department presents it so well we could almost see the Indians. We then went through "Carter Grove Plantation" a beautiful old mansion with a historical background. Then crossed the James River by ferry into North Carolina. The river is beautiful and it was easy to understand why the early settlers chose this area as an exit from the rough and stormy Atlantic to a peaceful and beautiful body of water with an almost Garden of Eden landing on either side. From that point on Cordy just headed south and west to his home in California. (Little did he know that his masters were going to trade him off, or he would have blown a gasket, or a bearing, or a wheel or something else that unhappy Cordobas do.) We had dinner at a place advertising "you have tried the rest, now eat the best." After Jack's experience with "Maines Finest Restaurant" (they didn't cook his hot dog right) he was a little dubious, but not for long, the steaks were great!

Carter Grove is really Carter's Grove. It is currently closed.

Anybody know what happened to this pewter mug Doris just had to have? Is it on your shelf?

Back on September 10, before Cordy even left Texas, Lynn commented on the lack of space in the trunk. Given all of Doris' purchases, I can't even imagine how they got that thing closed after each stop.

1 comment:

  1. I suspect that one of you grandkids has the mug in your special box.