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Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Murals - Blue Ridge Parkway


If you look inside this bus you will see:
(click on photo to enlarge) Along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd Co

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this little mural.

This bus that is built into a building of somesort is where we met Mrs. Hodges. This sits next to the old Kelley School House. We were over here investigating when Mrs. Hodges drove by and yelled out her window at us "They aren't open yet" so we walked over to her truck and started asking her questions about it. Evidently this place belongs to a man named Pate and he makes bbq and sells it out of the bus. I guess in the past he did this that is and is now in the process of fixing things up to re-open. The Parkway thugs have been trying to buy Pate's property too but Pate won't sell out. Good for him! (According to our new friend Mrs. Hodges).

I tried to find more info on this interesting place and couldn't find a thing. Maybe when he opens for business I'll know more.

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25 comments:

  1. well now I'm totally baffled - I'm an innocent who doesn't know what 4:20 means!

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    1. lol...well i've got teenagers that keep me informed :D

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  2. The bus story is really interesting. Maybe you have a little "investigative reporter" in you. I'm so glad we're blogging buddies. Everyone else seems like they're half way around the world!

    Janis
    Greensboro Daily Photo

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  3. I love it! I hope he's open when we visit. That place is going on my bucket list!

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  4. Great to see the old bus is still providing a useful service!

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  5. Not so sure I would want bbq from this bus. The little mural is nice though. Thanks for visiting my Johnny Mack Brown mural.

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  6. Good for him for hanging on to his place!

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  7. Kinda interesting. I am glad he is holding on and not let anyone take his property. MB

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  8. I think that owning an old school bus is a status symbol in Floyd as there are so many of them. I always wanted one but can't afford one yet.

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  9. I hope he doesn't end up selling out....they can put a lot of pressure on people.

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  10. Murals can be found anywhere! ;-)

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  11. It looks to need a little TLC lol -- how neat you spotted that mural amongst the chaos.

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  12. These folks live an economically precarious life, don't they?

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  13. Well that was unexpected. At first sight, it looks like the run of the mill abandoned bus. What a surprise it is to see that it's being re-purposed. Nice find.

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  14. Glad to hear he's fixing it up and also standing his ground! Good for him.

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  15. Wow, that was a surprise! I think he ought to leave the outside a mess and keep fixing up the inside. It shows that you can't judge a book by its cover and nice surprises lurk everywhere!

    Sadly, sooner or later they'll probably take his property by eminent domain. And here in Jersey we got rich people who live on the beach who won't sign easements so the government can build dunes and rock walls to protect the towns from hurricanes because it'll mess up their view! THEY ought to lose their rights to that view by eminent domain! Thousands of homes were lost in Hurricane Sandy! Ooh, sorry for the rant, lol.

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  16. What a find! Absolutely fantastic, Tanya.

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  17. It's true, you can find murals anywhere if only you look. And you've found a sweet, little treasure well off the beaten track. Good for you for spotting this one. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  18. That is so sweet! Interesting to see an old bus used creatively like this.

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