Friday, April 29, 2016

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No 81

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Dalton sliding into 3rd base...he's SAFE!

Braden catching a fly at 2nd base...

Braden and Dalton between events at today's Cosmopolitan Track and Field Event...yes, we are consumed in sports right and track!

Getting the hurdles ready for the boys' hurdles event...Braden and Dalton both placed in hurdles so they will go back to compete on Saturday!

This adorable little creature just finished her senior year at James Madison University. Graduation is next week. This Sunday I get to go up and take bunches of pictures of her pretty face! Oh...did I mention she's smart too?! She is!! Look out world!

I've been scarce this week...had some painters in and it was messing with my morning routine! Things are back to regular now, I think!

That's my 5 this week and I hope you will join us! Post 5 random things, pictures, stuff that happened, memories...anything random! Link back, visit others, have fun meeting new people! Have a great weekend friends!

I am linking with Cath's Fun Friday Favourites:

and Nancy's Random 5 Friday:

For more info on the Cosmopolitan CLICK HERE & HERE

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 80

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This week my 5 will be random shots from our Sunday drive to Lake Robertson:
A coffee pot building in Lexington

See more about the coffee pot HERE

A dinosaur? In Glasgow?

Another one of Mark Cline's doings... read more about the artist and his work HERE

A beautiful antebellum home in Lexington...Nick slowed down and pulled over a bit so I could snap a quick pic...a car came up quickly behind us, honking and flipping us off....a classy mom with her little kid in the can't fix stupid ;)


A Clearer Picture

5) The road back home to Botetourt County:
No worries...I was not snapping and driving! Nick was behind the wheel!

That's my 5 this week! I hope you will play 5 randoms, link back and visit others!!

And I am linking up with Cath & Nancy today!

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Good Fences - Potter Wade Mill

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When we drove to Lake Robertson on Sunday we took back was such a scenic drive...crossed over this iron bridge in Collierstown and to the left (depending on which way you are travelling) is this mill:

I found a report online which lists the mill's date as 1746. Seems in rather good shape doesn't it?!

Makes this bridge look like a baby!

Linking up with Tex's Good Fences

And you can read the report on the history of the Upper Buffalo Valley HERE ...hope he got a good grade on it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lake Robertson's Giant Octopus

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What's that out there?....

Way out there....zoom in closer...

Well I'll be!'s a ginormous octopus...on a lake!

We heard about this April Fools prank pulled by none other than local artist Mark Cline so we had to drive out and take a look for was such a pretty day so we rented a couple of boats to row around the lake and get closer to the sea lake monster...left camera on dry land though, just in case!

You can read the story HERE

and I've shown you a bit of his work in the past HERE & HERE

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday's Treasures - Duke Chapel

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Duke University Chapel . Durham NC

Construction started in 1930 and was completed 2 years! Isn't it beautiful? We weren't able to tour it as it is currently undergoing some restoration work...We'll get back down there and see the inside eventually!

Click Here for the chapel's website and see some great old photos of the constuction.

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Monday, April 18, 2016

Through My Lens - A Protest @ Duke University

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Last Saturday while in Durham we went to Duke University to see the Chapel...we stumbled upon a protest...

I think all the protestors were inside the tents as it was very cold/windy this day...there's the chapel in the background...

Found an article online that this protest is about an "alleged felony hit-and-run" that took place 2 years ago can read about it HERE

I will show you around the chapel tomorrow!

Linking with Mersad's Through My Lens

Friday, April 15, 2016

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 79

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This week my 5 will be from the beautiful Duke Gardens!

Last Saturday we took a little day trip down to Raleigh....some of you might remember we have found a taco shop there that makes Southern California Mexican food, which we miss. We left San Diego in 2001 and the Mexican food is what we miss just isn't duplicated anywhere else.....nobody understands our plight...except for other transplanted Southern Californians.

We had our lunch in Raleigh then back tracked to Durham and visited Duke University. Here we are at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

I remember Tulips being my grandma's favorite.

But honestly, I think of Camellias more when I think of my Grandma. She had several beautiful Camellia bushes...she also grew Tulips in her garden but the Camellias really stick out in my memory.

I want to plant a whole bunch of Tulips here at our new house along the front porch in memory of my Grandma...maybe even a few Camellias in the backyard.

1 more shot from the gardens:
Your's truly and my husband Nick...tomorrow we will have been together for 34 years...that's when we started 10th grade! Crazy!

That's my 5 this week and I hope you will join in! It's easy, post 5 randoms, link back, visit others!! Thank you so much for visiting and playing along!

I am linking up with Cath's Fun Friday Favourites

Nancy's Random 5 Friday

And Denise's Today's Flowers

To visit the garden's website Click Here and they even have a blog right HERE!

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Good Fences @ Bennett Place

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The last couple of days I've been showing you around Bennett Place in Durham,'s a few more!

Photo Bombed!

Visit Bennett Place Website HERE

Linking with Tex's Good Fences

Have a great day!