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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ABC Wednesday - N is for New Traffic Light?

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Catawba and Etzler. Troutville.

This is down the street from my house. It's been going on for MONTHS. I have to drive through this daily. It's a hassle. I heard they are putting in a traffic light and a bridge. There is no need for a traffic light there even though this area gets quite a bit of traffic because of the Botetourt Sports Complex. But the traffic is all going in the same direction. There are softball tournaments throughout the season. It brings busloads from out of town/state to play here. My boys will get to play one or two games at the sports complex. Ask parents of baseball players if they like the sports complex and you will get angry answers because the tax payers paid for this yet our own kids rarely get to play here (the sports complex was built before we moved here). Now all this road construction. We all think it's quite unnecessary. Down to the right was once an old farmhouse. Not too long after we moved in they tore it down. But they left this great old tree on the corner. Then they started this mess and out went the tree. I always knew I should have gotten a picture.

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Edited with a new title, questioning the traffic light now since Anita says we aren't getting one! I like Anita's answer much better!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Abandoned Project - I

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Along 460 in Blue Ridge.

I love old, abandoned buildings/houses, don't you?

The rain stayed away so the game was played as planned. It drizzled on and off but no biggie. The Braves (the boys' team) won, 6-4...awesome start to the season!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Murals - Mosaic in Grandin

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This mosaic mural is in Grandin Village, near Pop's Ice Cream which I showed you HERE. I couldn't find any info on the mural.

Tonight is the boys' first baseball game. Opening Day was Saturday....gorgeous day, warm and sunny...for some reason we didn't get a game scheduled for Saturday. Instead our's is tonight. Forecast: 100% heavy rain...figures.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weekend Reflections - Virginia Tech

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Today is the 3.2 Run in Remembrance @ VT. Over 9,000 people will be running/walking throughout the campus to celebrate the lives that were lost 7 years ago. For more info Click Here...the weather today is perfect for it!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Random 5 Friday - Grandin Village

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A street view of Grandin Village, looking over towards the theatre. I know, I'm still showing you Grandin Village. It's such a cute little area and I love it. "Well if you love it so much, why don't you marry it?" Ha, did everyone else say that as kids? Anyway, obviously the little red/white/blue canopy is a barber shop and next to that, the maroon canopy is a little restaurant/bar called the Community Inn or as the locals call it CI, "not just because it's a lot shorter than Community Inn but it is also considerably easy to spell." lol...taken from their website. We popped in this place and had lunch. Braden and I had hamburgers, which were great. Dalton had chicken strips and I forget what Nick had. This was why we were too full for Pop's ice cream!

So now some randoms...so glad Nancy is back, yay!

1) Today will be 80 and sunshine. I ordered a bunch of plants for the garden from the FFA at school.

2) See what the Michael Vick dogs are doing now...wonderful! The Vicktory Dogs

3) Do you believe in fairies? Click Here to see some strange "fairy" pictures.

4) One more week of school then it's spring break!

5) And lastly, a great friend of mine was dealt a pretty crappy hand this week. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank you.

Now let's go visit Nancy for more randoms! Have a fantabulous weekend!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Signs, Signs - Pop's Ice Cream & Soda Bar

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Pop's Ice Cream & Soda Bar. 1916 Memorial Avenue. Roanoke. 24015

I've been showing you around the Grandin Village area of Roanoke this past week. I showed you the Grandin Theatre HERE and the Morris Apartments and a mural HERE. This is Pop's and it is right around the corner from the theatre and the apartments. I admit that we've never stopped in there, nor did we this time since we were still full from lunch but it is a place I had heard about and need to get back to, soon! So you know me, I tried to find info on this great old building and found that it was once the Raleigh Court Library from the 1920's to the 1970's. You can read more about that HERE. I also discovered that not only ice cream, they have some pretty amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, which I found out when I came across a story in Esquire Mag, which you can read HERE...I didn't notice Pop's having an actual website but they do have a Facebook page HERE if you want to check them out!
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