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Pretty Place, SC

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  Fred W. Symmes Chapel aka "Pretty Place" Camp Greenville, 100 YMCA Camp Road, Cleveland, SC 29635 (864) 836-3291  https://www.campgreenville.org/pretty-place "The Lord God Planted A Garden In The First White Days Of The World, And He Set There An Angel Warden In A Garment Of Light Enfurled. So Near To The Peace Of Heaven, That The Hawk Might Nest With The Wren, For There In The Cool Of The Even God Walked With The First Of Men. The Kiss Of The Sun For Pardon, The Song Of The Birds For Mirth - We Are Nearer God's Heart In A Garden Than Anywhere Else On Earth.  -- Dorothy Frances Gurney In Loving Memory Of: Marjorie Roberts Cottingham: 1916-1984 Arthur Hallan Cottingham Jr.: 1911-1993 By Their Sons" (This is seen on the side of the church, a plaque, I wanted to share it with you ...what a perfect place to praise the Lord and be so thankful for all our blessings, this view and be alive another day.) Hey There!!! I think it's just amazing when you are driving

Old Man's Cave, Ohio

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  Old Man's Cave "This recess cave was named for the "old man" Richard Rowe, a recluse who made the cave his home in the 1800s and is a part of the scenic Hocking Hills State Park, Hocking comes from the Wyandot Indian word "hockhocking" referring to the Hocking River's bottle shaped gorge near Lancaster. Streams and percolating groundwater carved the hollows and caves in this area from layers of sandstone bedrock that vary in hardness. The hollows moist, cool climate preserves more typically northern tree species such as eastern hemlock trees and Canada yew, which have persisted since the glaciers retreated 15,000 years ago. " I was reminiscing about travels and photos that we have taken in the past the ones you can hang on your wall. Remember when you would get photos developed ...do folks do that any more???! Any who ...so nowadays you just have a cell phone and have pics on there, but at lot of the times I don't keep them, I will go in and

Rock Mill, Ohio

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 Rock Mill & Rock Mill Covered Bridge 1429 Rock Mill Place NW Carroll, OH 43112 https://fairfieldcountyparks.com/rock_mill.html What a beauty, don't ya think? I think of the best we have ever seen, so many amazing angles to check out. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please head to that website for more historical info (if like me you are super curious and wish to know more, shocking!!! Well done my friends, so cool!!!) and amazing bits about this gorgeous beauty ...shocking to think how so many mills just fall down, falling into our history and completely forgotten all together and apparently so many folks in this US could careless. So thankful (the hubby and myself) that there are amazing folks who are willing to donate their funds to keep it alive and have indeed brought back to this amazing condition. We were in the area of Ohio ...where "Old Man's Cave" is located, this is not our first visit to that area of Ohio ...we love Ohio ...such a great area. Thank you ki

Hendersonville, NC

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  HenDough 532 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC  (828) 595-2885 hendough.com They are also in Greenville, South Carolina as well, Just a heads up there, in case you are dying to try them when out and about in the states!! This post in a bit of this and that of the NC area, figured I pull them all together, like we did when staying in this area, you were able to easily travel to and from... & as I always say there are plenty of sights we didn't see, maybe you can add them to your travels ... we got 3 or 4 donuts, coffee and a breakfast sandwich to enjoy. They had lots of items to purchase, we were not liking the cost though. $$$ They were fun to see and take some pics of... LOL!! Mill House Lodge 1150 W. Blue Ridge Road, Flat Rock, NC (800) 736-6073 This room was apart of this lodge, it was an Air BNB, amazing how little of small you need to live, who needs all that extra space, so much more to dust, and keep clean...  perfect spot to take in the local must see spots, really enjo

Bird Houses - DiBona

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 Dom & Carla DiBona  Wood U Farms - 540-223-5153 Handmade Wooden Creations Bars, Patio Furniture & More Looking on FB the hubby found these amazing birdhouses, so in the month of November 2023, we drove to see them. Christmas 2023 ...we gave away 2 bird house (the Indian to my MIL, the prospector to my mother) and did keep one for our collection (the pirate). We sure hope after our visit he did realize how amazingly talented he is and was making these amazing wooden art pieces. Art comes in all forms. Just amazing!! Do you work with your hands? Are you artistic? What's your hobby? This was such fun. Really glad my hubby found Dom ...such a genius ...our parents and the pirate we did keep was such a great Christmas gift for 2023 ...such a hit. He can be found online if you so desire. We love finding artists in or on our travels, so this is 1 we will never forget. What a blast, I think it is amazing how many artistic folks we have met who just don't realize how awesomely

APM, Hendersonville, NC

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Appalachian Pinball Museum 538 N. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 828-702-9277 If you are ever find yourself in Hendersonville, North Carolina please do take the time to visit the "Appalachian Pinball Museum", such a cool spot. Does truly bring back such great childhood memories. I have never played pinball machines, only watch others older kids at the time. I can see it like it was yesterday, don't ya think that memories are fun like that ...seeing the big kid "BOY" (he was probably only in high school, when you were in elementary school but truly who know what age he was?? Age is but a number, it really didn't even faze you at that time. Unlike today standards.) who would pull back that thingy, 'cause I never knew what that was called but you would all watch in awe as to what the heck he was doing and the ball would go flying in the machine, and you would be cheering along hoping me would win big. Are you a film buff? Did you know that I've never w