1847 Blake House Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Hi all. We had a pleasant night at the Bear Creek RV Park but we were set to move along today since our space was not available for another night. It turns out that a travel group from South Carolina is having their rally here, so they booked up much of the park.
After breakfast we took Harley for a walk and Cheryl checked in at the office to see if there were any other spaces that might be available. I guess it is our lucky day since they did have ...
... toast, bacon, sausage or ham, and a waffle. All for the low price of $6.89. Now that, folks, is a deal. It probably doesn’t have the endorsement of the American Heart Association, but I still like it. Cheryl, of course, can’t have anything here, but she came prepared with her own fare. I enjoyed what I had, and I ate it all. (With the exception of the toast, which I requested they not make.) I will now be good for another 8 ...
... 8217;t too hot today, so didn’t seem
bad. And the mountain laurel were in full bloom along the trail, which
made for a beautiful sight. In a little over two miles, the trail split
– Daniel Ridge Loop Trail continued to the left and Farlow Gap Trail
(#106) went right. We turned right, initially climbing steeply up via
switchbacks as we got above Right Fork. The trail curved around a
ridge, crossed Daniel Ridge Creek, and then curved around ...
... windy and there were lots of flying gnats about. After lunch, we got our stuff together for a hike around Max Patch. Right across the street from the parking area, I found a nice patch of red trillium. Then we started hiking the Max Patch Loop Trail in the clockwise direction. The trail initially heads into a wooded area around the base of the mountain and we saw a lot of trout lilies here, but not a lot of other wildflowers. I guess things ...
... VA. Leaving just a four hour drive for today. In bright sunshine. And cloudless skies. Hot damn.
Smaller bites of travel gave me a more relaxed demeanor and it was an eye-opening, refreshing joy to drive through the rolling hills of the South. Where there are juxtapositions of old and new literally feet apart -- modern farm equipment next to what was once a functioning, proud barn but is now a structure dilapidated, rotting wood embraced by vine and neglect. ...