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Prices Mill

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  Have I told you that all of these pictures are taken with my hubby's cell phone??????!?!?! I find that wild, shocking!! I never take my camera any more on trips, just a waste of space, well a camera is not that big, but you know the point, just his Android cell phone ... wild, huh??! What will happen next with technology??! Who knows???! Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ; 

Tybee Lighthouse, Georgia

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  "1736. tower stands 145 feet tall. 1812 Summer Kitchen.  Georgia's oldest and tallest lighthouse." Such a pretty bike ride around the island near the campground we were staying in ..."Rivers End Campground & RV Park". I truly wonder how folks live on an island? So close to water??! It can rise so quickly, I would be a nervous wreck ...but it sure is gorgeous is pretty weather.  The 3rd picture, taken during a campfire in the evening light, you see there, my hubby and I thought it was interesting these plants growing on the trees, when it started raining they would get so green, by the time we were leaving, they were back to brown once again. Great relationship there, pretty cool, right??! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ; 

Glencairn Gardens

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  Glencairn Gardens, 725 Crest Street, Rock Hill, South Carolina These gardens were so well taken care of ...just breathtaking to see. Even in the rain. It was fun to see. I am curious, who does supply the $$$ to keep it going? The taxpayers, the locals, I does have me curious??! Looks like it takes a lot of time and effort to be so gorgeous. It was a perfect spot to stop, stretch our legs, use their restrooms (which were so clean and appreciated). Please stop by to check these gardens out, so amazing!!! Loved it!!! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take care. Beth ( ; 

Dorn Mill, South Carolina

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Dorn Mill, SC 200 N Main Street McCormick, SC "Cyrus McCormick influenced the location of the railroad and in 1881 donated 40 acres of land for a town. By 1883, the town had a population of 200 people, and cotton gins and shipping were the major economic activities." Just a hop and a skip away from you car, fun to walk around a smaller town and see the sights. Watch out for the "fire ant hills", they are every where. Love all the history. Do you have a favorite time of history, something that really speaks to you? Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ; 

Gaddy Covered Bridge

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  Gaddy Covered Bridge, Mount Gilead NC "named after the Gaddy family, huge contributors to the founding of the wildlife refuge.." "Gaddy's Wild Goose Refuge 1934-1975 Lockhart and Hazel Gaddy once provided a winter home to over 10,000 Canadian geese. Thousands of visitors from all over world came each year to learn about the value of waterfowl management" Talk about mosquitos, at this covered bridge, I've never seen myself and the hubby walk so fast ...they were out in FULL FORCE ...it was nuts. We were the only 2 around ... wow wee!! It was fun to see. Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ; 

Deep River Camelback Bridge

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  Deep River Camelback Bridge, Sandford, NC "truss bridge is a steel camelback truss resting on stone and concrete piers, with a macadam road surface covering a plank deck, it spans the Deep River in NC.." I just love the BUNNY, see them there on the brick pillars, so cute!! When visiting this bridge, the lady in the picture was just sitting there, sometimes I find traveling to be tough in that, you wanna take pictures but when someone will not move, you don't know them to ask ... you just hope that they will not mind being in the pics. Oh well, so fun to see ... we love finding these beauties. Hey there, thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ;

Poplar Point Campground

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  Poplar Point Campground, NC (Jordan Lake Recreation Area) C loop, Apex, NC Look at that view, so fun to see the sunset, I always joke ...which do you prefer: SUNSET? or SUNSHINE? ...so many folks playin the water: be it kayaking, fishing, or just skipping a stone. Go on stare at that view. The bugs were bad, or maybe we are just extra tasty??! LOL!! Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( :

Ebenezer UMC

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  Ebenezer United Methodist Church, NC Right down from our campground "Poplar Point Campground", Apex North Carolina. We had to get up close to check it out, have you noticed that so many of our churches out there that are named after "Ebenezer", (usually you only hear about Ebenezer during Christmas time, so he gets his life straight, on that right path once again) don't ya wonder why? I sure do. LOL! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ;  Linking Up:  "InSPIRED Sunday"

Norwood

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  on Variety Mill Road, Norwood, Virginia  Wow, the internet is not much help on this beauty, "Society For The Preservation of Old Mills" : www.spoom.org  (if you wish to see the website for yourself, just being plain curious and whatnot??!) ...we even checked that website out, but no luck??! I am always amazed that mills are not taken care of, unless like a community has taken up a point to keep them going and whatnot??!! Makes me wonder why folks don't realize the importance of keeping things old or unique. Why are folks so ready to let go of the past and move on when a lot of what is "old (antique)" is made so much more great (i know my English is lacking there, but it is like why is it the saying is "if it ain't broke, why fix it??!") i mean i get that new technology is great for some purposes, yes, but not always. Makes you think?!?!? I think a lot of folks are amazed that we go out of our way to see these historical sights. Some might think,

Rapidan, Virginia

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  photo 1: Rapidan Trading Post, Circa 1898. 6,000 square feet. photo 2: Rapidan Post Office photo 3: Rapidan Mill If you are ever in Rapidan, Virginia you really need to see the area, so many historical spots. Gorgeous area. So quaint and amazing. Taken early March 2022, on a day trip ...such a fun day. SO FUN. Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ; 

Calvert Mill, Virginia

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 Calvert Mill (Washington Mill, "Old Mill")  Rush River, Route 211 / Route 522 Washington, Virginia "...water powered grinding mill; water source is the Rush River. name comes from George Calvert, Jr. a local landowner, owned from 1779 to 1800. additions made in 1840 and 1860. bought in 1979 by Peter Kramer, who planned to restore, as of 2008, stood unused and disrepair..." Taken during a day road trip in early March 2022. So, love those day road trips, just to get out, stretch one's legs and enjoy the Virginia scenery. What FUN!! We have a lot of times in Virginia where the weather is so back and forth temperature wise, it is quite odd, and you never know what to wear???!!!! So, you never put anything away. LOL!! This was a day where we had the windows in the truck down and enjoying the breeze. We had missed this beauty over and over; thankful the leaves were gone. Such an eye catcher, don't ya think??!?  Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well.

Flannagan Mill

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  Flannagan Mill historical marker JE35: "Lee's stopping place here at Flannagan's (Trice's Mill) Robert E. Lee spent the night April 13th -14th, 1865 on his journey from Appomattox to Richmond" Also known as, "Trice's Mill". We did try to get more information on this mill but searching didn't give us much ...we follow several sites with many of the historical mills in Virginia ...but there are not many details. So frustrating. We love learning as much as we can, it feels so fun, entertaining and fun cool. We took this beauty in on the same day in February 2022, when we saw the "Tamworth Mill"  (if you missed that post, please be sure to play catch up on that one.). At this mill they did ground "corn".  This mill is probably one of the saddest looking we have seen. I am thinking there are a lot of them in the USA that are not well cared for, but this is so heartbreaking to see it in such disrepair. The hubby thought it was so

Tamworth, VA

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  This little day road trip we took late February 2022. Tamworth: Post Office shown in the photo #2 - Muddy Creek Grist Mill & Dam in photo #1, Cumberland County, VA.  Mill: Built between 1785 and 1792.  Post office &  General Store : Built 1792.   In 2019: "Harriet" the film was filmed partly in Tamworth.  We have driven past this area many a time but never turned right into Tamworth ...so we did and checked it out a bit, you can go for tours (the hubs stepped out and took these shots for us, I was driving, so I was in the driver's seat, them got on our way on home, it was a fun time out and about.) ...you can see it more from the road during the winter/fall months without all the leaves. It is always fun to see areas you don't always see ...we had taken this route to arrive at a Lidl and an Aldi ...not sure if you are familiar with those grocery stores? They are always fun to see what they have to offer??! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you all are we

Hillsville Diner

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Hillsville Diner, Virginia www.hillsville.com 525 N. Main Street, Hillsville, VA (276) 728-7681 My hubby took a solo trip and went to see this amazing diner. Look at that style, very cool!! He loved the food and really just enjoyed traveling to this area of Virginia. The owner was so talkative and friendly. My hubby always says "What would you suggest I get, I've never been here, I want advice, please." He couldn't get over how kind all the folks were that he met along his journey. What a great time for him. Such a blast. Hope you are well this week. Thank you for your visit. See you again real soon. Take Care. Beth ( ; 

Rockfish Post Office

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Rockfish Post Office, Rockfish, Virginia. Est. 1914. Closed 1974. "Rockfish was frequently referenced in The Waltons, being the closest town to the Waltons Mtn, Severely affected by the flash floods from Hurricane Camille, in 1969." "Q: How do you like your eggs? Me: In a Cake!" Too Cute!! Driving in the country way back in July 2021, we saw this cutie, Had to share. What fun. Got more info about about it online ...the joke was pictured, so I had to share that as well, I am wondering, was it just a local or the postmaster? HUMOR makes the world go around, Love it!!! Who doesn't love a bit of humor?? What was pictured the day we did pass by you might ask?? "Rockfish Post Office, Happy Birthday, USA!" Thank you for your visit, hope you are well today. Have a Nice Day!! Take Care. Beth ( ;

CARP

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The Fairfield Foundation "CARP" : Center for Archaeology, Preservation, and Education 6783 Main Street, Gloucester, Virginia fairfieldfoundation.org The hubby took a day trip to see his boat, I was busy, he did go with Dalton for lunch. It is always fun to see folks using old buildings for new purposes. VERY COOL!! Love the cuteness. SUCH A FAN!! Hope you are well this week. Any news? Take Care. Beth ( ;

Pipestem State Park, WV

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If you have never been to Pipestem Resort State Park, West Virginia you need to take a trip. Get into your planning books and get to planning. So pretty. So much to be seen... "4,050 acre state park, southern West VA." WOW, got into the works back in Kennedy presidency. That is wild. So happy it does exist. We love WEST VIRGINIA so so much. I don't think I can say one bad word about West VA ...the people are friendly, views are to die for and lots to see and do. We did hike this walk from our campground, so fun. A great ending to your trip in May 2021. Back to the real world ...how is your life, good? Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you ae well. Take Care. Beth ( ;