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May 20 24

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Soda Pop's Ice Cream, 125 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC. (828) 788-0013 Hey there, friends. I appreciate you all for visiting and commenting, you are always so super kind. I have been checking out some ole' bloggy friends that I've not visited in years. Not that I forgot about them just kind of missed placed them or didn't visit as much as I once did. Is that not the best? Playing catch up and chatting up a storm? How, you might ask? I went back into my comments from a long time ago and found their blogs and visited. You gotta keep up with your friends.  So this cutie was on a recent trip we took in May beginning of June 2024. We got to the Smoky Mtn, Tennessee ...man oh man ... the green ...they have definitely been lucky in the rain department, so lush and green there.  Now all of these sights were not seen in 1 day, but over multiple days, like 5 ...so it was a long journey of backroads over days. Ever had "Pal's Sudden Service" , great burgers, fun d

Rugby, TN

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  Rugby Schoolhouse, 1907 https://historicrugby.org/ "Rugby, originally conceived as a class-free, agricultural community for the younger sons of English gentry, was named after Thomas Hughes’ alma mater in England. One of the best things about Historic Rugby is that though most colonists left by 1900, enough people remained to ensure its survival. Starting in 1880, it was at its peak in the mid-1880s, with about 300 people living in the colony. More than 60 buildings of Victorian design graced the townscape on East Tennessee’s beautiful Cumberland Plateau. Hughes originally envisioned this community as a cooperative enterprise, with a cultured, Christian lifestyle, free of the rigid class distinctions of Britain. .." The day we did visit in 2023, fall time visiting ...it was windy and very chilly out, so we only saw a very small amount of Rugby. Chatted with the lady working in the gift shop and used their restroom. Gorgeous architecture and fun to see how it was all survivi

Fonta Flora State Trail

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  Fonta Flora State Trail Linville Access Area 5575 NC - 126, Nebo, NC 28761 "the trails connects Morganton to Asheville with a hiking and biking trail. Included in the trail is a loop around Lake James. traverse Lake James State Park, part of Pisgah National Forest and Fonta Flora County Park in Burke County. connect to Overmountain Victory State Trail and the Mountain-to-Sea State Trail. approximately 100 miles long." A fun ride. We did take the time to eat a lunch meal with that blue water view, so gorgeous!!! Glad to share it with you, are you a nature person? Can you enjoy it with some food or a beverage? Can you see inside the bridge ...very cool effect. neat-O!!! Love the artistic feel, don't you?!??! It's the little thing folks. Did you get your exercise today? Sure hope this helped your health today, being silly but it was fun to share with you. Take Care. Be Well. Beth ( ; 

Durham, North Carolina

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Gene Dillard's Fantasyland, Durham, NC  "Strange Carolinas: The Travelogue Of The Offbeat" Can you see the house? Totally covered in mosaic, neat, don't ya think? Very cool. I wonder what it looks like when the sunshine hits it? When we did visit it was a bit more of a dull dark rainy day. Still way cool to see it. Awesome!!! West Point Mill, Durham, NC "is a reproduction off the historic gristmill on the Eno River in north Durham, NC. The mill and other historic structures are preserved in the West Point on the Eno city park. The mill operates as part of a free tour on weekends, with mill-ground meal and flour available for purchase..." We did visit this park in two different times, once with my hubby and then another time with my parents after the reunion when we did decide to walk off the meal we had just eaten. We felt full and needed to work of the belly ...taking a hike but come to find out the bridge that we would need to cross was closed, we found an

Codorus Furnace

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  Codorus Furnace 4045 Furnace Road, Mt. Wolf, PA 17347 https://susquehannariverlands.com/history-culture/heritage-sites-museums/codorus-furnace/ "Erected in 1765 by William Bennet, of the Declaration of Independence, during the Revolutionary War. This site is the oldest remaining landmark of the iron industry in York County." On the side of the road, I still think it is funny how history often is on the sides of the road, going along be missed by so many, you have to be observant and be aware of your surrounds, you never might know what you are missing out on seeing??! ...please take the time to see these amazing spots, making it a bit tough to get on and off from the parking area ...you can get there I don't mean you can not but you have to be patient and enjoy the view while all the traffic gets out of the way ...and proceed to get back onto the road. Hope you are well today. So glad you did stop by. Have a great day! Take Care. Beth ( ; 

Lock Haven Levee Trail, PA

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  I think what was so nice about this area, the amount of vehicles that would stop for you a BIKER to cross, I mean there are crosswalks, and maybe that folks around there are just use to folks needing to cross ...but we found it odd??!! I know sometimes there are rules about "crosswalks" and the folks using them, not sure. But they would really nice around there, wanting to be sure you could keep on biking across and not have to stop for them the vehicular traffic. Now the hubby and I are struggling to figure it bike ride out ...folks were walking and biking ...very great area of the PA state ...easy to ride ...not hard on the knees or other silliness. But you see that PA has plenty of biking paths and figuring it out now is kind of making our brains hurts. LOL!!! This was very fun bike path to see ...lots of businesses you could stop and investigate ...a bike shop but at the time of our visit was closed. It was just an industrial area of PA. So very cool. A great ride. Real