Friday, October 15, 2021

Weekend Link Ups


Mill Mountain Zoo . Roanoke 

Good morning from the zoo! Lowe’s picks a project every year called the Hero Project where we can give back to the community…this year our local zoo was picked! Our zoo is small, almost 70 years old and doesn’t have a lot of money…our zoo takes in endangered and injured animals and rehabs them to put back out in the wild if able to. We came in and cleaned up, put down fresh mulch, planted flowers, fixed the bathrooms and laid pavers…they were so appreciative of the work we did! It was a worthy and fun job!

Catawba Sustainability Center . Catawba Valley

Neat old farm and there’s also a pretty greenway which is new! More on this later in the week!

Craig Creek . Eagle Rock

Bennett Spring Road . Salem

I think this cute little house is abandoned…the door was open but we didn’t stop for a visit! Sad!

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Back Roads


Craigs Creek Rd . Eagle Rock . Botetourt County

A few days ago Nick and I were just driving around and decided to check out the place on Craigs Creek where we used to take the kids to swim and fish…I’ve posted lots of pictures there in the past years but we haven’t been in a few years…it had really changed…I don’t know if the water was high but the river bank was very narrow…the picture above is a canoe launch we discovered…this was a really pretty place!  

Craigs Creek Rd . Eagle Rock . Botetourt County

Not too far down the road was this really neat old abandoned house…so sad.

Caldwell Mountain Road . New Castle

Heading back we were stopped here for a few minutes because of road work…

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tuesday’s Treasures - Fancy House


New Castle . Craig County

Driving by I couldn’t help but notice this beautiful old house!  I bet it’s haunted! 😉

Linking with Tom’s Tuesday’s Treasures

Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday Murals - Old Brick Hotel


141 Court Street . New Castle . Craig County . Virginia 

Built in 3 stages beginning in 1840…let’s get a closer look shall we?

A mural?! Let’s take an even closer look!

I love murals that reflect the history of a place…digging around I found THIS written by a family’s an interesting read if you like that sort of thing, which I do!

Linking with Monday Murals & Through My Lens

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Tuesday’s Treasures - Santillane


99 Housman St . Fincastle

So in yesterday’s post I showed the painted rug from this awesome old house! Come along and I’ll show you a little more!

Over here we are sitting on a little bench enjoying the view!

This is the way into the kitchen…now we kind of unknowingly went trespassing at this point…the man checking us in told us to feel free to wander around and take pictures…so…

I of course wanted to see the inside and we were also in search of the bathroom…we followed some people into the kitchen then looked around a tiny bit and used the bathroom then went back outside…

While we were all getting ready to eat the owner of the house blessed our meal and made a few announcements like the location of the porta potties haha…guess we weren’t supposed to use the indoor facilities…how embarrassing!! So to the owner if you are reading this, we are sorry!! We didn’t touch anything!!

Ok I completely forgot to tell you the history of this old beaut! Santillane was built back in 1797 and has ties to Lewis and Clark: 

Ashlyn and her boyfriend, Mitchell

We enjoyed the music very much!

I’m linking up with Tom’s Tuesday’s Treasures

Monday, September 6, 2021

Monday Murals - Bee Happy


Santillane . Fincastle 

Last Saturday our church held a cookout and music at the historic Santillane house…I was so excited to get the chance to see this beautiful old home up close! 

Is this a rug? Nope! It’s painted on the floor to look like a rug! How neat is that??!!

So pretty!! Now I want to paint all my floors haha…

Tomorrow I’ll show you around this grand old place!

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Monday Murals

Through My Lens