Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
Wow! Isn't that a view?
I just can't wait to share the families little weekend getaway with you.
We headed out for Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Our destination Tweetsie Railroad. What fun, fun, fun! I couldn't resist sharing a picture of the Pilot Knob with you. We always know we're getting close to home when the Knob is in full view.
I've got a post coming soon that's just dedicated to Tweetsie Railroad. I know I desperately need to do some hiking at Pilot's Knob; I think you'd really enjoy a look around up there but for now.....
enjoy your day and..
BE Blessed.
As for me, I'm drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Scarecrow Saturday

Yes, We've finally got our ole friend out for the season. This has been our project for today.
Here's what we started with.
My old bibs, flannel shirt, and my hat I thought
I had to have but have never worn.
Okay....Let's wear it.
I'm terribly cheap and hate to waste money if I have something
that can work but I did purchase some burlap for the head.
Last year we used an ole panty hose for the head.
I think the burlap will work a little better.
We tied knots in the legs of the pants and arm of the shirt.
We've decided to stuff it with pine cones. I know that sounds
a little crazy but last year we stuffed with straw and when it
rained everything was really slouchy. This time we'll be stiff
and sticky.
We also just safety pinned most of everything together. We thought he'd
be on a stick but it didn't work out so we used a cinder block and set him
on a stump.
All in all, we liked the way he turned out. Jack parked his John Deere
wagon with some corn stalks and a pumpkin next to him. Now the only
thing to figure out is what's his name. Jack wanted him to be called
Jack. Alisha wanted her to be called Becky. I keep calling him Fred
since that was his name last year.
Fred was a little on the skinny side.
He's put on a little weight this year.
Jud don't know what to think.
There you go, one more do-it yourself,
go by the seat of your pants
Saturday Scarecrow Project.


Adventures to Mayberry/MT. Airy,NC

My adventurer's
Well here I am loking into another weekend and I still haven't shared last weekends pictures and travels. This was one of those Sundays' that had no real plan the old man(hubby)said, "ya'll goin' with me?" We gladly said, "yeah." When he's ready to go he's ready; so I had neither knowledge of where we were going and I didn't grab the camera so all pictures are thanks to baby girl's(Alisha's) camera. I think you'll enjoy seeing them.
The destination was MT. Airy, North Carolina, which for us isn't a long drive. It takes us about twenty minutes from Stuart, Virginia. We go there often but people travel to Mt. Airy from very far away in search of Mayberry. Yes, Mt. Airy is the home town of Andy Griffith and the inspiration for all those wonderful Mayberry shows.
We only came to visit Main Street where there is alway, always,  interest and excitement.
Pickin's in the Common's
Our first stop it the commons area because we all have to hit the restroom.( you know how us girls are) Well I honesetly would have been content to set there and listen to the bluegrass all evening. Mt. Airy is full of wonderful musicians but bluegrass is truely king around here. This the kind of wonderfulness I think you only get with bluegrass music. These guys are not a peticular band they just come walking up start pulling out guitars, mandolins, and banjo's and start picking. The picker's are growing because people keep walking up with instruments in hand. Several ladies can't help but do a little flat footing(dancing). Oh, but my crew is ready to walk about.
Main Street
Definately motorcycle friendly!
Mt Airy loves the motorcyclist
and they love Mt. Airy.
Do you remember the Blue Bird Diner from Mayberry?
No shortage of hot rods.
If ya' got it..bring it!!
Fantastic Shops.
and more shops!
You say,"you lookin' for artisianship,"
they got it.
anything you want
it's here.
Did I remind you your in the South?
Well that's a quick look at Mt. Airy. I hope you saw something that either entised you or interested you. By the time we'd walked both sides of the street we we're hungry so we ended the day with a fish supper at the Libby Hill restaurant. I recommend them for good affordable family dining.
Thanks so much for visiting Mayberry with us,
and as always...
Be Blessed.
A few links for ya...


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Youthful America

Are you excited with the new election up and coming? 
Are you doing alot of worrying over what's going on in our government?
In our country?

It is so easy to let the negatives drowned the positives. I'm not making a ranting post of what I want out of my government or my candidates and I'm not really asking for your rants. I do welcome your views. If you'd like to share them feel
to send them to me.
That FREE part is the best part. I know we have problems with illegal immigration but you ought to have strong since of pride when so many risk their life just to be on our soil. 

I do wish that every child could begin their day with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. So did you pray with your child this morning and did you say the pledge with them. You are still free to do so.

The homeless and the hungry break my heart and we do have a problem with so many losing their homes. If  fate should leave me abandoned of home I would still prefer our street over any others.

It's scary at the way our countries youth are the prey for drugs, sex and violence but they are not all lost. As a matter of fact I see more evidence in youth these days than I do in alot of us old folks that freedom is still rings. Need some evidence check out this link

Are you worried about terror attacks and our very homes being invaded? Oh yes. Me too. 
What if we decided to talk to our neighbors again? What if instead of arguing over things of nonsense we offered up some true respect for each other. What if we cared about the ones who live right next door to us? What if they needed bread would you break yours with them?

What is America to me?
simply said...
Faith in God,
 freedom from oppression.
p.s. freedom or oppression resides in the soul.

Be Blessed!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rainy Day Tuesday

Oh yes, one more rainy day.
......for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and the good,
sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Matthew 5:45