Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday Murals - Garden City


Garden City Rec Center . 3741 Garden City Blvd SE . 

Just out driving around last week we spotted this little mural! You can check out the before and after HERE

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Have a great week!

Friday, July 16, 2021

Great Dismal Swamp State Park


2294 U.S. 17 N . South Mills . NC

Last month I started to show you some pics from the Great Dismal Swamp on the Virginia side…the next day we went to the North Carolina side and visited the State Park…

Once we cross the bridge here we can head over to the visitors center or jump on a trail…we chose the trail…

Swamp in black and white…those dark things poking out of the water are cypress knees.
Look at the bark on that tree! It’s so shaggy!
Ferns!! Lots of ferns!!
Cute little turtle!

Linking with:SkyWatch Friday

For more info on Dismal Swamp State Park click HERE

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Grease Monkey


7865 Jordantown Road . Vinton

Recently Nick and I were out driving around and stopped at a little convenience store for some ice cream.  While we sat in the truck eating we were reading this sign which was in front of us…”if we can’t fix it, we’ll make your radio louder so you won’t hear it” haha we thought that was funny! 

Linking with Tom’s Signs2

Earlier this week I went to work and when I showed up this little Weeping Willow tree was waiting for me! A customer had dropped it off for me…it is my favorite tree and I guess I had mentioned it to them! So thankful for kind and thoughtful people who make your day a little brighter!

Linking with Michelle’s  Thankful Thursday

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Tuesday’s Treasures - Greyledge

1066 Greyledge Rd . Buchanan 

Greyledge was built in 1842…I had seen pictures of it and wanted to see it for myself…we put the address in our GPS and off we went!

When we first turned onto Greyledge Rd we noticed this:

An old rock wall that led the way…we kept following the road…
I remembered seeing the pond in a picture so I knew we were close…just a little further then…
There it was! At this point we tried to turn around but the driveway circled up to the front of the house (first picture) where I took a quick pic and we drove off…it didn’t appear like anyone was home…that would have been embarrassing!

Greyledge doesn’t really have a happy history…you can read all about it HERE 

Linking up with Tom’s Tuesday’s Treasures  and Our World Tuesday

Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday Murals - Unknown in Roanoke


202 Williamson Rd SE . Roanoke

This is right by the Firestone building and I cannot find one single thing about this mural…ugh!!! You know how much that drives me crazy…how can this great mural go basically unnoticed on the internet??!!  To me it looks like a farmer standing in the rain…wonder what he’s thinking? “When will this rain end” or “Thank goodness we’re finally getting some rain”…haha this is why I need info on it! Anyways, I’m linking up with Monday Murals

Have a great day 🙂

Sunday, July 4, 2021

4th of July


181 Blue Ridge Blvd . Roanoke 

 I love that Jeter Farm hangs this flag every 4th! Hope you all had a great holiday!!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Great Dismal Swamp


Great Dismal Swamp . Suffolk . VA

In April Nick and I took a little jaunt to The Great Dismal Swamp…our first stop was to the Wildlife Refuge/Lake Drummond where you can take an auto tour BUT as we rolled up to enter we noticed a fire and a firefighter blocking the entrance…turned out they had a controlled burn happening which they do once or twice a year…lucky us haha…oh well…there was other stuff to see…

I didn’t see any bears wearing masks but I kept my eyes peeled!

I kept thinking of the awful conditions the slaves had to work in 😞

Well even though we didn’t get to see the main part of our trip we still had a great time and I wouldn’t mind going again!

Linking with Tom’s Signs2

Today I’m thankful for great conversations with my boys when we can catch up on everything! We’ve been having crazy schedules lately so I haven’t really seen much of them but last night I was able to have fun talks with both of them which I really enjoyed!

Linking with Michelle’s Thankful Thursday

For more info on the Great Dismal Swamp Click Here

Also linking with Little Things Thursday for the first time!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tuesday’s Treasures - Lauderdale


Lee Hwy . Buchanan

I drive past this big old house often, you can see it from the road. Recently I decided to try and find out the history on it which actually wasn’t hard for once! It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places…built in 1821, or even earlier.

It is said that it was much like Tara from Gone With The Wind with all the social galas that took place there.

I found a really interesting story about the history of the mansion in The Botetourt Bee which you can read HERE

Linking up with Tom’s Tuesday’s Treasures

Friday, June 18, 2021

SkyWatch Friday - The James River


The James River . Monroe . Va

A couple of weeks back we took a little scenic drive to Big Island…pretty scenery…this portion of the James is just a few miles down from the Otter Lake Dam in Monroe…

There were a lot of people out kayaking…if you zoom in on the rocks you can see a pair of kayakers found a great spot to hang out!

These views of the Blue Ridge Mountains are AHmazing!

If you zoom in again you can see a bunch of little people that look like ants enjoying the river! I took this from wayyyy up high!

Linking up with SkyWatch Friday

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Vinton History Museum


210 East Jackson Ave . Vinton

Yesterday Nick and I were going to Vinton for lunch at our favorite Mexican place and I suggested we stop and check out the history museum first since we haven’t ever been to it.  What a cute house it is in!  I could definitely live in this house!

The kitchen was my favorite room…

Look at all these old cameras:

These are the Uptons:

And this used to be their house.

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Today I am thankful for this guy:

…actually every day I am thankful for him!! My Ozzy is getting up there in age, (some of you might even remember when we got him) so every day I get with him is a gift!

(This picture was taken a few hours ago…he was waiting for Ashlyn to come over!)

Linking with Michelle’s Thankful Thursday

Monday, June 14, 2021

Monday Murals - Glasgow


Five Points Salon . Glasgow . VA

Driving through Glasgow recently I noticed this mural…didn’t find any info on it but it seems to tell of things in the area.

Linking with Monday Murals

Friday, June 4, 2021

SkyWatch Friday-Fincastle


Botetourt County Courthouse . Fincastle

Today I had to run over to Fincastle to pick up my packet for Tuesday’s election which I’m working again! I’ve been helping with the elections since 2016! I do enjoy it though!

Linking with SkyWatch Friday

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Roanoke Typewriter Sales Co.

321 Campbell Ave SE . Roanoke

Yep, permanently closed. I’m thankful that I grew up in a time when me and my friends all wanted typewriters for Christmas and could not wait until we could take typing class in Jr. High…things were just so much simpler then! 

Linking up with:

Tom’s Signs 2

Michelle’s Thankful Thursday

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Sign’s 2 - Local Politics

 Dinwiddie . VA

I don’t think this person likes Commonwealth Attorney Baskerville...I’m not familiar with any of this, we were just driving through!

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