It's been quite a week! We put over 1700 miles on the car, covered 5 states and visited with three different families in three different cities. Plus... Shirley attended her high school reunion in another city. I think we did very well indeed.
I plan on 'entertaining' you with some photos and stories over the next couple weeks. So, come along as we start our journey.
FIRST STOP: GAFFNEY, SOUTH CAROLINA
Anyone who has ever been on Route I85 through Gaffney know that it's main landmark is.....
The peach shaped water tower
Over the years the Barton clan has traveled I85 numerous times and we never went through Gaffney without a stop at Abbott's Peach Farm Market. How could we drive through without another stop.
Shirley and I shopped for jams and jellies. Hers was peach. Mine blackberry. And, I bought my sister some peach jam as a little gift upon my arrival at her apartment.
We chuckled over the odd named jars of jelly and jam and admired the jewel tones of the cider.
As always, the peaches were bright and tempting. They smelled so good but we knew we had many miles to travel so we didn't buy any.
We put our purchases in the trunk of the car, piled into the front seats and took off down I85 once more.
Our destination: Montgomery, Alabama and a visit with my sister!