I went to visit my family this weekend in Thomasville, NC. Their annual Christmas parade took place on Saturday. The kids loved every minute of it, even if we did stand outside in 33 degree temps for 1.5 hours! Thomasville was once a booming furniture industry town that was full of life and prosperity. Now it's empty and run down. The furniture mills have been replaced with flea markets. The trains still make their runs through town, but with no stops. I was hoping to capture that feeling. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.