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Saltville, Virginia

We had a fiberglass rally to go to Friday Oct 29 - Sunday Oct 29, 2017 ...if the hubby had not had to work we would have gotten there earlier. It was such a cold rainy rally. SO COLD!!! We stayed at Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia. If you are looking for a camping please do check that state park, We love it! Our rally host recommended going to "Museum Of The Middle Appalachians, Saltville, Virginia" ...it was so full of Virginia history... not sure I have ever heard so much info about one area of Virginia. I know we are rich in history here in Virginia ...but there is just so many unique items about Saltville, VA that I truly did enjoy this museum. This area is know as: "The Salt Capital of the Confederacy", you can see Ice Age Mammals, artifacts, fossils, If you are an lover of history, the past, historical events, and just a love for learning ...please check this out!



Right down the road is Palmer Grist Mill a replica water powered grist mill. The hubby said …

Marine City, Michigan

Peche Island Rear Range Light, for more info about the light, please go to http://www.lighthousefriends.com/ Such a gorgeous area of Michigan and the people are so friendly. What a gorgeous day! Does it make you happy to share you views from a trip? I think so. Hope you do enjoy as much as I do sharing, I wish I could be there now, just to see it during a different time or season. I think I need to keep that tugboat shot and blow it up for some where to keep? I've always enjoyed boats of all types. So cool! Big Big Hugs!! Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

Tom Walker’s Grist Mill, Michigan

Tom Walker’s Grist Mill, Michigan Historic Site, known as the Parshallville Cider Mill, located in Parshallville, MI. We got some apple donuts, and a cup hot apple cider. I am not sure which I did love more the donut or the cider? I love fall, one of the reason why I love trying new apple desserts or drinks. So so Yummy!! if you would like to make a visit, please check out this website for more info: http://parshallvillecidermill.com/ Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well today. Do take care, Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ;

The Packard Proving Grounds, Michigan

Let's for a minute, go back in time. .. to The Packard Proving Grounds, Historic Site, Michigan, "Packard Motor Car Company In 1899 brothers James Ward and William Doud Packard founded the Ohio Automobile Company in Warren, Ohio. In 1902 Detroiter Henry Joy and several other local investors purchased the company, moved it to Detroit, and renamed it the Packard Motor Care Company. During the 1920s and 1930s. Packard set the standard for luxury and design. Under the direction of chief engineer Jesse G. Vincent, Packard, known as "America's Master Motor Builder," also made advances in aviation technology. Vincent contributed to the development of the Liberty aircraft engine during World War 1 and predicted the growth of commercial aviation. He considered a proving ground to be essential to high quality." Such a fun day trip for us while staying at Algonac State Park, Marine City, Michigan. It was a fun free trip, lucky for us a couple and their parents were l…

Fallasburg Covered Bridge, Michigan

Fallasburg Bridge is a 100-foot span Brown truss covered bridge, erected in 1871 in Vergennes Township, Michigan, 5 miles north of Lowell on the Flat River, 13944 Covered Bridge Rd NE, Lowell, MI 49331. I love 2 see what pics my hubby will take when we are traveling, he took these shots. One from each direction, and even one looking out from the middle of the bridge. Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Please enjoy your day! Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

Algonac State Park, Marine City, MI

Hey there folks! Let's check out: Algonac State Park, Marine City, Michigan ...if you know anything about the hubby & myself ...we love so many amazing states ...here are a few that really mean so much to us: 
1. Virginia & West Virginia,  2. Montana & Wyoming,  3. Maine & Michigan 
... those are our top 3. So every time we get to Michigan ...it is like we are home again. There is not a location in Michigan we have visited that has not made us love it even more. This state park is just so amazing. Check out how close that water traffic is to the campground. You can just watch it go by ...so cool. & Right over that water way is Canada!! SO Close, SO Cool!! We saw tugboats, huge barges, tiny boats, all sorts. I think that is a huge reason why the fiberglass rally has continued to be held there over and over! I am one who enjoys going to new rallies every time, we have yet to go to the same one over, but you know what? I think I would consider going to this rally…

Mill Creek Recreation Area, Ohio

Thanks, for your comments on last weeks post. We all need to change it up a bit, keeps life interesting. I wanna say that finding a new FREE photo program on the net is tough, I had used PicMonkey for gosh, years??! ...not sure what I even used before Pic??! no clue ...but they have gone to only pay ...which I never found what paying for the service ...you get some extra fonts ...but big whoppee!! I just wanna downsize my shots, 'cause I use a higher picture setting on my camera and that get fussy with blogger ...so I am trying out iPiccy ...not moaning but it is a real change ...I can't keep up with what font I used & all that jazz. I must admit ...I usually will work up like 3 or 4 posts and have them ready in case I don't have the time to sit down each week 2 work up a post. Now to what we are here for ... talking about travel.
This week sharing Mill Creek Recreation Area, Ohio, we were there Wed. Sept. 6th, 2017. They were closing up for the season, they allowed u…

BLOG Change

Hey friends, "E. Lizard Breath Speaks" aka Beth is making some blog changes. When does that ever stop? Creativity is so fun, keeping it fresh, new & exciting just keeps life good! I'll always be "E. Lizard Breath Speaks", I felt it would make a ton of sense to change these names up a bit, see what you think?! 
*** E. Lizard Breath Travels: (new post every Monday) use 2 be called "E. Lizard Breath Speaks" http://www.elizardbreathspeaks.com/
*** E. Lizard Breath Reads: (new posts daily) use 2 be called "Hike2Forty and beyond" https://hike2forty.blogspot.com/
Hope you are having a great start to your week, thank you for stopping by, I need your advice, please give me those tips below in the comment section or email: elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed. ( ;
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Barton 1972 Distillery, Kentucky

"Barton 1972 Distillery"
300 Baron Road,
Bardstown, KY. 40004
1-866-239-4690

You might be curious as to why we did go to so many distilleries, well I truly think you need to check this one because, WELL BECAUSE IT WAS FREE??! Yep, not sure how they do it, not sure? But when we did visit there was no charge for an amazing visit. The tour was one of the best, most detailed and the treats you get too sample are just amazing. We had to buy some of those chocolates they do sell. My hubby was like you do realize that each chocolate is worth $1.00 each? I know it, Let me tell ya, they are the best chocolates you will ever have and they taste like bourbon. So so so so so so so so so SO SO SO good!!! You maybe be asking, Beth what did you get from this distillery, well we did purchase those I got have another box of those chocolates but not sure when we will be getting to Kentucky again any time soon & a bottle of their chocolate liquor. SO SO GOOD!! Like a great dessert in a bot…

Bernheim Arboretum, Kentucky

"Bernheim Arboretum" and Research Forest  2075 Clermont Road Clermont, KY 40110
A great place to take your dog for a walk. Go on a date, take a picnic, whatever it maybe but just take time to get away and just relax. So many hiking trails, great walking locations. So many blooms plants and trees. So calming. Quiet. We were there when it was a free time. I am not sure if it is always free, but do check into that. We had a fun time just looking around. Lots of must see art as well. The bottom shots reminds me of a game I did play as kid where you had a ball or twine that you had to keep from falling with some sticks, I don't recall the name of the game but wanted to share this amazing design with you ...here is what the sign below it did say about the artist: "Photosynthesis" - by: Myung Gyun You, 2014, Born in South Korea, lives in Philadelphia, PA, 2014 Bernheim Artist in Residence, Materials: Lath, wire, lumber, and wood stain. Myung Gyun You explores the rela…

Jim Beam, Clermont, Kentucky

"Jim Beam", 526 Happy Hollow Rd, Clermont, KY 40110 hours:  9AM–5:30PM phone: (502) 215-2295
Hey there!! Welcome! Glad you stopped in today, are you a drinker? Maybe 1 who does partakes for a drink every now and then? Only in cooking? 1 who has never drank the stuff? What are you thoughts? Do you have a favorite spirit? I am usually a fan of vodka. NOT that I drink it constantly or even on an every day basics. Just a fan of once in a blue moon. The hubby & I are not big drinkers but when in Kentucky you are meant to check out these distilleries. I mean it is tradition after all & you don't even have to walk in to smell the bourbon. You can smell it in the air. I wonder if they make it a cologne? It is a lovely scent. Kentucky lives, breathes and bleeds bourbon. Whatever makes ya money.

We did come home with a bottle of Red Stag (my fave) and Fire (the hubby's fave). There are so many options to pick from and I am sure it will change soon enough when they do a…

Fred Hamilton Garden, Hiawassee, GA

Fred Hamilton Gardens, Hiawassee, GA, This was a free gardens, we did make a donation while we were there just to be kind. Not many folks walking around the folks working there did say we should have been there the week before, 'cause that was when all the rhododendron were in full bloom. Is that not how it always is??! You never seem to be in an area when you need to be ... but there were a few blooms leftover. The hubby when planning our trips always looks to see if there are FREE gardens and other spots in an area just to check out while you are in that neck of the woods. WHY NOT? You never know what you might see!! So fun ...nice exercise. These gardens are so well taken care of ...gorgeous details ...so they have really gone the extra mile. 
Phone: 706-896-4191 - Address: 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee Georgia 30546 - Located 1 mile west of Hiawassee Georgia on US 76
Hours and Fees Garden hours of operation are 9 am - 3 pm daily. Admission charge is $3. (We did see this sig…

Anna Ruby Falls, Helen, GA

Anna Ruby Falls, Helen, GA, 706-878-1448, located in Unicoi State Park, we were staying at the Riverbend campground, Hiawassee, GA and took this day trip to see several waterfalls. Such a fun day. I keep thinking as many time as I have spelled HIAWASSEE, I am going to remember how to spell that, boy is that a tough word to spell. Anna Ruby Falls, lies in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Every time we said Chattahoochee I always think of Alan Jackson's  country song ... makes me smile. There is a fee of $3.00 per person (ages 16 & up) to visit Anna Ruby Falls. Anna Ruby Falls is open daily (weather permitting) from 9AM - 6PM. Nobody admitted on the trail after 5PM.




Please enjoy this vlog from that day. So pretty. Lots of folks walking around. I meant to get a picture of this warning about "copperheads" ...they called them friendly, don't be afraid they did say ... if you leave them alone they will leave you alone? I about died ...YOU GOT TO BE KIDD…

Riverbend Campground, Hiawassee, GA

"Riverbend Campground, Hiawassee, GA", this was our 1st visit. Such a well cared for, gorgeous locations for camping and have a ton of fun... this is one of the best campgrounds we have ever stayed in ...Beth how can you say this you might ask? ...the bathrooms were well cared for, gorgeous views, pretty easy access to water for water exercise, kayaking, areas for group togetherness and locations to walk and just time to relax. Even close to many locations of MUST SEE SIGHTS, waterfalls, hiking and suchness. We were there for "Eggs on the Hiawassee" one of our Casita rallies. SO FUN!!



Please enjoy the vlog from that day. You can hear lots of bugs and birds. We just hopped into the waters behind our campsite and just rowed away. We have 2 other couples who did borrow our kayaks to enjoy these waters as well. So fun. I love going out on waters to enjoy the day and take some pics. There are duck families every where, but they didn't like it when you got close ...s…

Helton Creek Falls, Georgia

Helton Creek Falls, Georgia


Enjoy the vlog from that day. Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ;