Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
We visited the lighthouse this evening and there was a large cocktail party. The light house is surrounded by trees. They had very unusual lower branches that reached out across the lawn like long hands. I walked around the back and took several pictures of the lighthouse towering over my head. I did some research on the ghost stories. "The lighthouse and surrounding buildings have a long history of supposed paranormal activity. Allegedly, visitors and workers have seen moving shadows, heard voices and unexplained sounds, and seen the figures of two little girls standing on the lighthouse catwalk (who purportedly were daughters of Hezekiah Pittee, Superintendent of Lighthouse Construction, during the 1870s; the girls drowned in a tragic accident during the building of the tower). Other reports are of a woman seen on the lighthouse stairway or walking in the yard outside the buildings, and the figure of a man who roams the basement. Stories like these have led The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) to the scene where they shot an episode of the SyFy show Ghost Hunters. During this episode, TAPS claims to have captured a few mysterious incidents on video in the lighthouse such as a disembodied voice of a woman crying "help me" and a shadowy figure was supposedly recorded on video moving about the stairs above them."
Monday, August 23, 2010
People always telling me
you've gotta get rid of this truck.
It's old and it's rusty
It's just a piece of junk.
I smile and I tell them
this ole pickup truck
Has been a good ole workhorse
It got me through mud & muck.
She may not be much to look at now
But she was dependable to the core.
She's helped me work this farm
For twenty years or more.
There's too many memories to keep
that can't be beat.
You can barely see the clouds in the skyline but you can see their reflection in the water among the different shades of green. It looks like the clouds came down to earth. The Kentucky mountain lakes are emerald green and are the sharkling jewels of the mountains. I am use to seeing the blue ocean w/ blue sky since I live close to the beach. It was a real treat to see such deep vivid green waters and the gorgeous wild flowers on the banks.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
There are various theories on the origin of the mountain's name. Some believe that the name of the mountain comes from a bloody battle between the Cherokee and Creek Indians. Others believe that the name is based on the color of the lichen and Catawba rhododendron growing near the rocky summit. We visited Blood Mountain on our way to see our granddaughter at her new college in Dahlonega.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
We visited Abingdon, Virginia this afternoon while staying in Bristol. It has a lot of history dating back to Daniel Boone. In 1760, frontiersman, Daniel Boone, named the area Wolf Hills, after his dogs were attacked by a pack of wolves during a hunting expedition. We stopped at the Ellis Soda Shoppe that was once a drug store. They had many of the old drug store items on display. I liked the 2 dozen or more tin platters hanging on the wall of the Coca-Cola Girls. It gave the old country drug store a nostalgic atmosphere of days 'gone by'.
Monday, August 9, 2010
My grandmother had a beautiful tin sign over her fireplace of a Coca-Cola girl holding a bottle coke. It was old and she had it for many years. I don't know what happened to it but I would have love to have it. As a small girl, I often glazed at it; it reminded me of my own young mother with dark brown hair, brown eyes, and a wide smile. She could have been a Coca-Cola girl. I took some pictures of the Coca-Cola Ads that were hanging on the walls at the museum.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Swan stretching her wings.
On the ferry ride, we went under Mackinac Bridge. It is the third longest suspension bridge in the world. It is 5 miles long.