Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 117

Just short tonight. Karl and I had a wonderful day. We ran errands and then headed for the countryside. Near Mount Gilead, NC we made our way to the Town Creek Indian Buriel Mounds. This site has a 2,000 year history that began simply and graduated to square pyramid formations used for spiritual ceremonies. The tribes in around 1200 - 1400 AD had lovely pottery work, built palisades, and constructed daub and wattle buildings with smooth plaster interiors that kept the homes and meeting areas cool and created surfaces for painting.

Late in the afternoon Karl and I toured through the countryside just enjoying each other's company. Good Mexican food for dinner and interesting PBS this evening. A really nice time that future generations studying us will only be able to guess at - unless they read the blogs. :-)

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