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As most of you are aware Sheila and I depart at the end of this month for two months in Europe. We have signed on with this travel blog and will send comments and pictures as we move around. Should you not desire to receive these, just let me know and I'll delete you;). There should be a picture here of some idiot up a pole.
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... s spectacular views would fall prey to real estate developers, but the current owners forestalled that by purchasing the property in the 1990s. They sold the upper half of the acreage to the Conservation Trust for North Carolina and on the lower half established a nonprofit Appalachian cultural and history center - while maintaining the operation of the apple orchard - that is dedicated to keeping this unique history ...
... home of Thomas Jefferson (18011809) and two other U.S. Presidents, James Madison (1809-1817) and James Monroe (1817-1825). The home of Thomas Jefferson is open to the public and is in beautiful grounds called Monticello. It was here that Thomas Jefferson wrote the original Declaration of Independence (so you can imagine the crowds there today). We also visited the Jefferson Winery (but weren't impressed with the wines), and the home of James Monroe which is just a small farm house ...
- Met up with Jim and Darlene, who were with us on the Panama Canal cruise my sister and I took last November for lunch. They are staying in Ashville, NC so half way was Spruce Pines. We found a great restaurant for lunch.....Mountain View. It certainly lived up to their name.
- On the way back to Boone, I stopped at Linville Caverns.
- Next adventure was a trip to West Jefferson to go to the Ashe County cheese factory and get some ...
... City is a cool little town from the looks of it and the Harley Davidson dealer in Cherokee is great. We met some guys from TN in the parking lot who modified some really cool Harleys. After getting into a jam on 19 on the way to Maggie Valley because of a wreck (it looked like a car sideswiped the rocky cliff on the side of the road) we made it to the Wheels of Time Motorcycle Museum. That was definitely worth the stop. ...