Monday, January 3, 2011

Rockford General Store. Surry County, NC

It's a good thing that we decided to take our day trip this past Friday. It rained all day Saturday and then decided to continue raining into Sunday despite all the forecasts. The only good thing to come out of these past two days was lots and lots of house cleaning and going to see "The King's Speech", albeit with about 200 of our closest and dearest friends.

I had read about the Rockford General Store in the southern part of Surry County and all the wonderful jars and jars of different types of candy and local handicrafts. Since  it was a nice day and a nice drive through part of the Piedmont we hadn't gone through in some time, we headed off to visit the store.

Unfortunately we were slightly disappointed. Very little in the way of the promised handicrafts and candies, just sort of a down at the heels country store with a pot-bellied stove. I guess the summertime when vacationers come to raft and canoe down the Yadkin River is really the time to come to see the store in operation.

I haven't Googled this to find out what type of geocaching is here in the area, but there must have been enough people coming in to ask for them to post this piece of paper outside on the bulletin board. And here is more information about Rockford and its historic antecedents:


frayedattheedge said...

I'm waiting for John Wayne to ride up and start shooting!

Anyes said...

I am with you, Anne... looking at this snapshot, I was actually wondering when the cowboys were going to start shooting the place down ;-)

Karen said...

Anne: If you did away with the fake tin signs and the wooden Indian, then you would have a true idea of North Carolina general stores. That has been styled for the tourists.

Anyes: I guess I need to do some more posts about the real North Carolina. We're a little too far east for cowboys although there is a Cherokee reservation in the mountains.