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Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden, KY

Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden & Toyland, 9351 US-68, Calvert City, KY "Take a walk through some wacky punny folk art sculptures!"
WHAT do you consider ART? To me personally I think it is not an easy one word answer, art is really a personal thing ...what do you love? What makes you happy? What makes you smile? Art truly is within the eye of the beholder ...what you might or might not love??! Hope that make sense. I really appreciate the quirky-ness of the whole site ...to myself and the hubby we really enjoy the "off the wall" sort of moments in life. Please do be sure you are going when you have the time to listen and enjoy. The tour guide (Mr. Keith Holt, he didn't actually say his name, ever? SO we are guessing here??! After doing a bit of research on the google, we did visit during Oct 2019.) will chat you through it all ...so many of the punny jokes will take some time to sink ...unless you are the sort of PUNNY person who can catch on quickly!! Yes, I…

Blowing Cave Mill, TN

Blowing Cave Mill, 171 Blowing Cave Rd, Sevierville, TN
Built 1870, It originally used a wooden wheel that was replaced with the present wheel in 1941. I hope if you visit that it will be open, maybe a store, gift shop, when we saw it it was Sept 2019 and the hubby wondered if they might make it a restaurant? They were working on it? So cool. I did do some research on "the google" to get that info. above ...dates and all??! Hope you are well, take care!! Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Harrisburg Covered Bridge, TN

Harrisburg Covered Bridge, Sevier County, TN. off US Highway 441. 
"400 yards south this bridge was built over the East Fork of the Little Pigeon River in 1875 by Elbert Stephenson Early, an area resident who owned Newport Mills. The bridge had deteriorated and its loss was threatened until it was restored in 1972 through the joint efforts of the Great Smokies Chapter and the Spencer Clack Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution." (plaque one)
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"The Harrisburg Covered Bridge, located in Sevier County, Tennessee, was built by Elbert Stephenson Early in 1875 and restored in 1972. That restoration was a joint effort through the Great Smokies Chapter of the Daughter's of the American Revolution along with the employees of the Sevier County Highway Department.
John Smelcer, Highway Superintendent, and the Sevier County Highway Department employees, along with the Sevier County Court received a federal grant and completely restored the structure as close …

Botany Bay, S.C.

Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area, 3,363 acre wildlife preserve located on Edisto Island, South Carolina. Bleak Hall Plantation at Botany Bay - 1840 outbuildings still remain - icehouse, shed and a smokehouse. Such a cool area of Edisto Island. Just so you know, even though we were visiting in late November ...those mosquitoes were jumping at the chance to eat some Virginian blood ...so be ready for that!! You can bike, walk, or drive around the island ...not sure how it is during the busy months, but for us when we did visit, late Nov 2019 ...it was pretty quiet. Go check out ... "Whaley's, 2801 Myrtle St." we went there for food, very good & the folks are super friendly. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well today. Take Care, Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

Super Museum, Metropolis, IL

Super Museum, 517 Market Street, Metropolis, IL

"Truth, Justice and the American Way" (quote on the Superman statue)
Are you a Superman fan? As a kid my big brother was always really into superheros, so I guess it really rubbed off on me, because my love for them is there as well. I love Star Wars, Spiderman, all those cool movies, never been a fan of Star Trek. I mean I can appreciate it, but I don't love it, like I LOVE STAR WARS ...but we are talking SUPERMAN. I remember the old version from the 50's played by George Reeves (no relation to Christopher Reeves, who played the part 1978) was my fave. I've always had a love for black and white films. Maybe that's part of why I enjoy it more??! No clue??!?!?!??!!! I hope that soon this group who do own this museum will find the ability to move this museum to a larger space, it was busting that the seams with all these amazing items, but the lighting was not that great? I don't know about you, but I enjoy ge…

Pineapple Fountain, Charleston, SC

The Pineapple Fountain which is part of Charleston Waterfront Park, South Carolina. While we were waiting on the City Gallery to open, they open 10 am (please google that, we went on a Monday, apparently they are closed on Monday, had paid for a parking spot and everything, CHECK THAT 2!!!). Did miss this post "Mary Whyte - We The People", I am sure this art gallery is always changing, we have only visit this once when seeing Mary Whyte's art work. Such a gorgeous area of Charleston, SC. This fountain opened in 1990, the spring after Hurricane Hugo. Pineapples are common within Charleston and they represent hospitality. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

Aiken-Rhett House, Charleston, S.C.

Aiken-Rhett House, 48 Elizabeth St., Charleston, SC

I can not tell you how many plantations I have seen in my 41 years of life. But I know lots and lots, so I can tell you without a doubt, this one really made my historical heart happy!!! It is a self guided 45  min. tour (they have 1 hour parking around the home), you can get an iPod with headphones to listen 2 while walking around, viewing and drool over each and every sight ...so amazing!! I am going to have to do some more research and see if there are other plantations out there in the US, Canada that are similar to this one and keep it preserved for folks to see? I remember saying not that long ago ...what a great idea that would be? Wonder why more folks don't do that? No disrespect to others but why do folks come in and change things ...the point of historical building is the history. When you come in and start changing this or that ...why? Makes you wonder what they were thinking??! WHAT? WHY?

One idea they did pose whil…

Edisto Beach State Park, SC

Are you a beach fan? We tend to go during the cooler months ...usually to celebrate our wedding anniversary in November. Walking on the beach during those cool moments, with not that many folks around is just so peaceful. Perfect. Our favorite state park in South Carolina was Hunting Island State Park "post 1" & "post 2". With all the recent hurricanes that have brought such destruction to that state park, the campground we did stay in is completely gone, we have yet to see what is left ...but we have heard that they made into a day use area. So sad to know it is completely gone! What we did enjoy about this state park it is similar in the "water front camping feel" but it is just not Hunting Island SP! Not sure if you have never found a spot that just stays in your heart and you just love it to pieces??! We were there late Nov 2019. Are you a shell keeper ...as I have gotten older I don't take them, I like to think that there are kids or older f…

Seelye House, KS

Seelye House "Luxurious 25-room 1905 mansion & gardens" 1105 N Buckeye Ave, Abilene, KS
As you can see from the last few weeks we were super lucky to get to see lots around the area of Abilene, Kansas because we were there in Sept. 2019 for a trailer rally. We enjoy so many local spots ...and old-timey hardware store that the Eisenhowers did visit. A donut shop, Mexican restaurant. I might not have taken pics of these places but they were just so fun. I bet it would really be gorgeous here during the warm months, all the blooming plants and flowers? A few tidbits I will give ya ...blue ceilings on porches often are thought to keep birds from poohing every where? Wonder if it works??! In the dinning room there is a spot under where the lady of the house sat, that she could step on that would buzz the servants to let them know she needed something asap! Don't wait, her guests need more food, drink or dessert maybe? Apparently during the Christmas season, the owner of t…

Place of Meditation, KS

Resting Place "Place of Meditation" Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President Mamie Doud Eisenhower Doud Dwight - Dwight & Mamie's 1st born son, interred in 1966.
Today we are visiting the location of our 34th US President final resting place, I wish to take a moment to give you a take on these pics if you will please ... As a kid I never seemed to have a thought or issue with taking a grave side picture ...but as a I grow older ...I feel a bit different ...I am not meaning to disrespect the person or??? It just feels odd??! (As a kid I wanted a memory of being there, done that kind of thing, now?) When we visited this location, you feel the sense of peace & quiet. Like you didn't want to yell. I mean nobody was around, we were the only 2 in the building. We certainly would not be bugging the Eisenhower's, they are resting in peace ... now I never mean to disrespect EVER. I am just curious? I just googled a word to make sure I was using the correct term ... I…

Eisenhower Museum, KS

Hey There!! Today we are visiting the Eisenhower Museum ...I will share with you several views that were my most faves (sorry for the glare, that is extremely tough to not get that when you are viewing items at museums, but these views were just 2 great to not share, a great time era, the fashion, the black and white photography, I really enjoy that!).... so many amazing times throughout his life and presidency. Great quotes, memorabilia, keepsakes and special moments. I think Mamie & I would have a ball chatting up a storm, her style is just amazing (I think my favorite dress is that floral one, I want to order one right now, where can I order one up, sign me up?!!! Is that not gorgeous!!!) ...I really enjoyed seeing so much about her. Loved it!! Please do enjoy!!! If you did miss "post 1" or maybe "post 2"? Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

Presidential Library, KS

Welcome, today we will visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library, enjoy it won't ya?!! Just so you know they were doing renovations on it so we could only see a few bits and pieces!!! I do wonder what sort of meetings, good moments, or laughing happened around here??! I really enjoy the 3rd shot ...looking out into the area around the library (the building in front that you see off in the distance is the Eisenhower Museum.). If you did miss post one please go here: "post one". Whenever I see places like this I wonder how much of the design the family or friends of that certain President did have a "say so" about it all? Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Be Well & Be Blessed! Beth ( ;

Eisenhower House, Abilene, KS

Hi there, Hope you are well today. I must say that I had this post completely finished, thought it was saved and blogger (google) had other ideas. LOL!! So I am working on it again. I did walk away for a while, was working on the post way about in Thanksgiving 2019. Don't you get your posts ready ahead of the time you do share them? I do. 'cause I never know what the hubby will have planned, that is one thing I have learned about marriage, you completely throw all you knew as a kid out the window when you marry someone completely different than your Dad!! When I did some research to tell you guys about this amazing President, we were visiting Kansas in Sept. 2019 ...so that was not yesterday, I had to re-jog my brain (memory). 
When in school I don't recall ever chatting about this President. Which looking back is extremely sad, he really did a lot or whatnot for our country ...it is not the point of good or bad, I am not making it about my opinion or politic opinion ther…

Boone Hall Plantation

I would recommend this plantation to tour "Boone Hall Plantation" while visiting in the Charleston, SC area ...we were there in Nov 2019 ...why you might ask? Gorgeous gardens, home, lovely area of SC and just so fun to see. I really enjoy the tour guide we did have, her gorgeous dress, can you imagine wearing one of those puffy dress, getting around and wow, how did those ladies do it? I guess they didn't work to hard, huh??! One funny item I recall from the tour ...did u know? "The servants when bringing the food from the kitchen (not in the home during that time era) to the table for dinner, would have to HUSH THOSE PUPPIES, they were hoping they would drop something for them to eat and enjoy ...how they got the name "hushpuppies" ???! Have u ever heard that one? They are just delicious!! I really enjoy them with a bit of butter, kind of like when I eat a slice of homemade bread. ((Hush puppies are a favorite part of Southern cuisine and are traditiona…

Art Work from James Island

"Holiday Festival of Lights", James Island County Park, Charleston, SC., we were there Nov 2019, this art work was done by school kids ... I was curious how they did decide how to rate or judge them? Ones I felt that were really good ...didn't do as well? I wonder??! If you will investigate the first piece of art ...the blue waves are made from BLUE STRAWS. The bottom of the boat is made from bottle caps. Very cool, resourceful and creative!!! Are you an art fan? Which sort do you enjoy most? Have a favorite color? ENJOY! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;