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Frozen In Time

Motor Man and I began taking his mother to lunch on Sundays after his father passed away in September. Usually, we take her out for a ride afterward and call it our Sunday adventure.

Yesterday, we rode to Mathews County, Virginia. It’s about 60 miles northeast of us and is located on the Chesapeake Bay.

Nearby is the New Point Comfort Lighthouse, built in 1805. It’s the third oldest of the Chesapeake Bay lighthouses still standing.

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These next pictures were taken from the New Point Comfort Reserve. In the distance is the Chesapeake Bay, and Mobjack Bay is to the far right.

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Although the temperatures were in the 40’s for the first time in several days, there was still a nip in the air, but the scenery was well worth braving the cold.

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Motor Man and his Mom waited in the truck while my camera and I ventured out to the end of this walkway.

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Mathews County is very rural, and the town of Mathews is your typical small town.

When Motor Man was a teenager, his Mom was a realtor and owned her own real estate business. She sold a few pieces of property in Mathews. Motor Man’s parents had considered purchasing one house in particular, and relocating to the area (at the time, they were living in Newport News).

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Yesterday, Motor Man told his mom that it’s a good thing they didn’t buy that house back then. The area has changed so little, that, if they had, he would probably still be fourteen.

~These Days Of Mine~