Monday, March 11, 2013

Outside Dunn, NC

Outside Dunn, NC
Oil on canvas, 10x10
Tubac trip painting No. 2

I spent the night Saturday in a hotel in Plymouth, NC.
When I got up this morning, I decided to head back to the coast (I got a little lost yesterday) and look for stuff to paint.
I found Belhaven on the map, and it sounded pretty and looked like it had possibilities, so I decided to go. It was about 30 miles from Plymouth, and I could go one of two ways. I set out to discover which would be the prettiest.
Let it just suffice to say that I asked two women, both in their 40s, both natives of Plymouth, and neither one - neither one! - had ever been to Belhaven, or on either of the roads to there.
Belhaven, when I got there, was pretty - and also deserted. Seems like lots of everything is closed in North Carolina on a Sunday. 
So I left Belhaven and in a while, stopped in Wilson, NC, to get gas. I'd seen a sign for a barbecue restaurant, and asked the woman behind the counter for directions.  
I followed her route, but I nearly drove past the restaurant. There were so many vehicles in the lot, I thought it was a car dealership! Then I saw the policeman directing traffic.
Guess the little towns are empty because everyone's in Wilson, eating barbecue.
p.s., it was delicious!  

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