Friday, October 20, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 148

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My 5 this week are from last weekend's Go Outside Festival...the air dogs are my favorite event so you know what means, 5 dogs jumping!





That's my 5 this week! I hope you will join in as well! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others...I'm still running behind from last week but I'll make it over, pinky promise! Gotta run, early day at school, blah!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dog Days

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At the Roanoke Go Outside Festival

Last weekend we attended the Go Outside Festival in Roanoke. I don't think we've missed a year since it has started and each year it just gets better and better...people are allowed to bring their dogs so that's a bonus for me! In the picture above you can see everyone watching a guy do tricks on his bike but me? I'm watching the dogs :)

Unfortunately we don't bring our Ozzy to this as I think the crowds would make him nervous...he doesn't like strangers coming up to him so we keep him safe at home...Today I am thankful for my quiet mornings with my sweet Ozzy...after we get everyone fed and out the door, we have some time in the morning to hang out before I take fact right now he's sitting beside me napping as I get this post ready :)

Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Murray & Minges General Store

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1489 Murray's Mill Rd . Catawba . NC

Back in April we took a little road trip down to NC, specifically to go to Jack In The Box for some tacos (it's an acquired taste...something we grew up with and miss at times)...anyways, we visited this neat place after lunch...come on, I'll show you around!

circa 1890

Braden on the left, Dalton on the right and Nick in the middle ;)

Love the rusty Pepsi cooler and those green doors!

A loooong counter! They have done a great job stocking the shelves with things from the past...also the tin cans have old labels attached...the cans are empty though!

Aren't those bins neat?


Looking down from upstairs...

Looking up from downstairs ;)

All this exploring has made us thirsty!

I've shown you pics from the mill which is across the street and some other sights around the property Right Here

I'm a day late but I'm linking up with my pal Tom and his Tuesday's Treasures

For more info on Murray's Mill Historic District you can visit their website HERE

Have a great day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dale Avenue Community Mural

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Dale Avenue . Southeast Roanoke

This neat mural was designed by North Carolina artist Brenda Councill and drawn by local artist Scott "Toobz" Noel and painted by volunteers! I snapped this quick photo while waiting in the drive-thru yesterday at Arby's ;)

I came home and Googled for more info and found THIS news story which tells a little more about it like the fact that Toobz modeled it after the tree that is in front of the fire station right across the street, which I didn't know till now...So, I need to go back and get a pic of the tree and see if I can fit more of the mural into a picture as it is quite long!

The name "Toobz" might sound familiar to some of you because he's quite a busy muralist having created many around the area which I've shown you some HERE

Linking up with Monday Murals

Friday, October 13, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 147

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Last weekend was Homecoming. Dalton and his girlfriend Kaile went. Here are 5 of my favorite pictures:




Don't they make a cute couple?!
And a bonus of the whole crew!

Left to right we have Madeline (Christian's girlfriend), Christian, Braden, Ashlyn, Dalton, Kaile :)

All pictures were taken at Hollins University, except #5 which was at The Glebe.

That's my 5 this week friends! I hope you will join in too! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others :)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shoe Store

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109 Campbell Ave SW . Roanoke

This cool sign belongs to the Bush-Flora Shoe Co. They are one of the oldest retailers in the Roanoke area celebrating over 100 years of business! The company started out in 1928 but moved to this location in 1951...although not at this location anymore, which is now for sale, they are now located in the Towers Mall. This building started out in 1910 as Vest Furniture, then has been a hardware store, women's clothing store, department store and antique store. I found THIS interesting site which shows the history of tenants plus pictures!

Today I'm thankful for the beauty around me with the changing of the season! All the trees are really starting to pop! Although our temps have been in the 80's and humid, feels more like summer, which I'm also thankful for haha...I want to get out this weekend and see some pretty fall colors :) Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday & Signs, Signs

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Black & White Wednesday

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1514 Grandin Rd SW . Roanoke

"I loved growing up in a little town. I loved knowing people. I loved going to the store and running into people. I loved going into the store and having forgotten my bag, saying, 'Charge it, put it on my bill.' I loved going to the gas station and saying, 'Pete, fill it up.' I loved that continuity of life." Sissy Spacek