The above photo is of an abandoned home, located at the corner of Old Oak Ridge and Union Grove Roads. Currently, it is for sale, intended to be knocked down to make way for new construction; unless, of course, someone wants to spend a great deal of money returning it to a better state. The property is characteristic of rural, North Carolina homes. It has a fireplace, extends in many directions, has a large lot and splendid, giant oak trees. It is also typical of old homes surrounded by urban sprawl. What was once a country house quickly becomes a business opportunity. It will be interesting to see the future of this old home. In a way, the view reminds us of Andrew Wyeth's painting, Christina's Home.
Driving around the western end of Guilford County, we realized that Old Oak Ridge Road actually becomes North Main Street in Kernersville. Taking the back roads to Kernersville is a good way to see the old merging with the new. Today starts a new week and we hope it is a good one for you. If you don't have plans for Thanksgiving, it is never too late to find a community organization that could use your company and help. Try to find some time to ride around Guilford County and uncover glorious views like the one above.