Sometime around 6 o' clock I rolled into Surry, Virginia and surprised my Dad on Fathers day !! I never let him know I was coming down.
He has been down here working in the shipyard in Newport News for about 10 years now.
After the Tool and Die trade dried up in the Automotive field,15 or 20 years ago,he started working in the Defense side of the trade. (First the Planes and now the ships.)
He lives just off Rolfe Hwy (31) a mile or two from the Jamestown Scotland Ferry.
His place is down a little dirt driveway set back in the woods.It is pretty much a cobbled up shack with a leaky tin roof and unfinished walls and such.
It is an unfinished addition on an existing house,that he rents from the eccentric owner, who lives in the front section.
My Dad has about 6 cats,so it was one of the few places he could find that did not mind all the cats.
DAY 3 ROUTE MAP