LOST HOLLOW MUSIC FEST

LOST HOLLOW MUSIC FEST

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden brought the blues to Belmont, North Carolina May 20-21 of 2017. Rain loomed large over the Lost Hollow Music Fest, but the blues men who played didn’t seem to mind. The crowd was sparse and the energy was electric. Guitar...
MOMS ENTER FREE

MOMS ENTER FREE

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, North Carolina beckoned us on Mother’s Day with a free pass for all moms. Karen and I took her Mom and Helen Capps to stroll among the flowers and foliage. The garden was such a delightful place and offered so many...

LIVIN’ LIFE IN LINE AT THE DMV

This is my third trip to the North Carolina DMV since Karen and I moved to Charlotte. It took two attempts at two-hours each to title and tag my truck with a Missouri plate and Karen’s CRV from Florida. A separate excursion to the Wildlife Department to get a...
LAKE LUREs US TO CHIMNEY ROCK

LAKE LUREs US TO CHIMNEY ROCK

The historic village of Chimney rock is nestled between the Broad River and Lake Lure below the granite monolith that shares its name with the quaint hamlet. The drive from Charlotte was a little less than three hours and we were welcomed with an early check-in at the...
GOD’S SON DAY SUNRISE SERVICE

GOD’S SON DAY SUNRISE SERVICE

Karen and I got up at 4:00am on Easter Sunday (4-16-2017) to attend the Sunrise service held below the Chimney Rock lookout in North Carolina. The entry gate to the park opened at 5:00am and closed at 6:00am to allow attendees to make their way to nature’s...
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

I’ve been tying to buy Karen a new car for some time now, but her 19-year-old Honda CRV still looks and runs great, so she has been reluctant to part with it. Saturday (9-17-16) we went to the 46th Annual Miami Auto Show to check out some possible new...
COMING DOWN FROM THE MISTY HIGHLANDS

COMING DOWN FROM THE MISTY HIGHLANDS

A dense mist hung in the air when we left the Four-Mile Beach Inn Thursday morning (9-1-16) and headed south  down the Cabot Trail along the northeast coast of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. At breakfast a couple from Halifax told us about a great hike...

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