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... we drove right onto the ferry…last car on…and our good ferry karma continued today, as again we were the last car on and within minutes pulled away from the dock. Now we are at the Southern Pines Inn at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. When I walked into the lobby to check in I noticed a familiar face on the wall. For those non-military folks, most main buildings on military bases hang official photos of the leadership in the lobby…so there in ...
... 48 and 88 race teams hold court. Awesome!
Our stay in Charlotte was gave us one day to explore, short, but fun.
Today, we left Charlotte and traveled to Natural Bridge, Virginia, through the beginning of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Beautiful views from the road, but no time to visit, leaving tomorrow morning.
Gotta get home!
Happy Mother's Day
Bye for now. Stay ...
... partly sunny sky before noon and rain after. (Better hurry.)
The touristy Sumela Monastery, the one clinging to a steep cliff side, is 50 kilometers from our hotel. Once we got to Trabzon, the road to the monastery was very well signposted.
Wild River in the National Park
Soon, the route left the Erzurum highway and we turned into the Altındere Valley. ...
... A friendly shopkeeper invites me inside, and we chat the best we can. Finally the rain stops. Giresun is half surrounded by steep mountains covered with lush vegetation, with road climbing up them that beckon to me. But the castle built on a steep hill right in the middle of the city calls to me first. It takes a couple of failed attempts to get up there--ending up following a dead end alley that leads to someone's patio. But finally I reach the top and am rewarding with ...
... it. Overall it was a pretty anticlimactic day. Two sites, one quail, the typical suite of indigos and grosbeaks, and we were back before 10.
The fields were nothing impressive and the area in general was typical of what we have been seeing. Limited fire, monoculture, clean farming, no hedge rows, pine plantations ect, ect. It's Ironic that I mention the lack of fire. As we were ...