Thursday, April 24, 2014

Signs, Signs - River Bank BBQ

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There's a new bbq in Buchanan. River Bank. Located on Lowe St, next to The Copper Top and across from Twin River Outfitters. We were going to pop in for some 'q but decided to stop in at our local favorite, The Copper Top for a beer first. We told the nice owner (they treat you like bff's there, serious!) that we were going to try it out after our drink but she convinced us to stay and try hers. She is from Memphis afterall! But no worries River Bank, we like us some bbq so we'll try yours too!

Also, River Bank is hosting a yard sale on Saturday to help the family of a local 13 year old who was recently diagnosed with cancer. If you are nearby, please stop by River Bank with your items to sell. For more info Click Here or to support Dakota via Facebook, Click Here...prayers are appreciated and do help!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ABC Wednesday - O is for Federal Occupation

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On June 13, 1864 Federal General David Hunter marched through Buchanan and ordered the burning of Mt. Joy.
In 1906, this present house was built on part of Mt. Joy's foundation.

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For more info on Hunter's Raid in Buchanan, Click Here

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our World Tuesday - The Abandoned Project II

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Along Route 11. Botetourt County

What do you think this used to be? A store? A Garage?

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One more view:
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There's a new linky! Rubbish Tuesday, so of course I'm linking because I join everything lol....visit more rubbish HERE

Monday, April 21, 2014

Meet Daniel

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This is Daniel Caldeborn. He is from Sweden. We met him yesterday in Buchanan. Daniel was having some lunch along the James River and getting ready to jump back on his bike for the days ride. Daniel wanted to tour the USA in a slow fashion so he flew over here and started his journey in Yorktown, Va and will end in Portland, Or. He thinks it should take him about 3 months. We enjoyed talking to Daniel and I told him to have his parents and girlfriend Google my blog so they can see a picture of him since I'm sure they are missing him! Best of luck to you Daniel! It was nice meeting you!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weekend Reflections - 1906 Ale House

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1910 Memorial Avenue. Roanoke. 24015

No I haven't been inside, I just liked the reflection in the window and the name of the place. But....I have a feeling we'll visit one of these days. Check out their menu HERE

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Happy Saturday :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

SkyWatch Friday and Random 5

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Blacksburg Rd, Fincastle. I snapped this yesterday morning. Had to pick up Ashlyn in Buchanan. We both have had car troubles this week. Not fun. Mine is all better now...hers has to go back to the dealership again today. She has my car, I have Nick's car and he's going to drive a car off his lot. Musical cars today!

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1) I'm sad that Nancy stopped blogging even though she told us not to be sad ;) I wonder how many of us will continue with the Random 5's she started?

2) Today @ 1:30 I will be on spring break! Today @ 3:30 the boys will all be on spring break!

3) Nick was out of town for a few days. Got caught up on movies he won't watch. I found the movie Adore on Netflix. I really liked it. These 2 women have been BEST friends since they were kids. Then they both go and fall in love with each others teenage boys. Although that sounds taboo it was really interesting to see how their friendship never falters and the side effects of their relationships with the boys. Here's the trailer for you:

4) I also watched 12 Years A Slave and August: Osage County. I hadn't finished 12 Years when I rented it a couple of weeks ago but Sunday I watched both of these back to back. Talk about intense. I was wiped out after all that. I should have followed 12 Years with a comedy ;)

5) I made talapia foil packets last night for dinner. Slice some lemons. Place your talapia on top, add a couple of pats of butter, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper then wrap and stick in oven, 350 for about 20 minutes. So tasty and easy peasy!

Have a great weekend and happy Good Friday!

Thursday, April 17, 2014