Bumming Around with Daisy 2011 travel blog

Sonny's RV Park - Daisy and Mikail's Motorhome

Club Room - Tom Voyles and Ethel Fitzgerald

Club Room - Donette Harpole and Stuart Whiteside

Lexington Memorial Park - Jeanette Lowell at Top of Slide

Lexington Memorial Park - Mikail, Val, Stuart, Donette and James

Lexington Memorial Park - Stuart, Mikail, Val, Jeanette, James and Glenda

Lexington Memorial Park - Val, Glenda, Stuart and Donette

Lexington Memorial Park - Donette Harpole and Stuart Whiteside

Lexington Memorial Park - Mikail, Val, Stuart, James, Jeanette and Glenda

Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center - Crocheted Flag

Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center - Crocheted Flag Detail

Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center - Roddy-Fowler Cabin c. 1850

Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center - Roddy-Fowler Cabin

Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center - Guthrie Dogtrot Cabin c. 1850

Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center - Guthrie Dogtrot Cabin

Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center - Guthrie Dogtrot Cabin

Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center - Guthrie Dogtrot Cabin

Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center - Portion of Cell Built for...


THURSDAY

This morning I was on my way by 10:00 and settled in my campsite before noon.

STATS

Route: US 290 E to Butler => FM 696 N to Lexington => US 77 N to RV park

Total Miles Driven: 59

Weather Conditions: Clear and mild

Road Conditions: Good except for FM 696, which is only two lanes and had several construction areas

RV Park: Sonny’s RV Park

Park Conditions: Fair, dirt roads, fairly level sites, large clubroom, helpful owners, free WiFi

FRIDAY

This afternoon after our business meeting Mikail Davenport presented a video, "The Final Inch" (a polio eradication documentary). Most of the filming was done in India and Pakistan where the most cases of polio are found. Mikail and a woman who had spent 70 years in an iron lung were the only two Americans featured in the documentary. There was a question-and-answer period after the film. It was very informative.

Tonight we had dinner at Granny’s Restaurant. The food and service were good.

SATURDAY

Several members enjoyed a morning walk in the Lexington Memorial Park and then visited the Lexington Log Cabins and Heritage Center, a non-profit educational association that collects, preserves and interprets the history of northern Lee County. In 1976, as a local U.S. Bicentennial project, two 1850s log cabins were moved from north Lee County to Heritage Square in Lexington and were restored by community volunteers.

The one-room cabin was built by Major Ephraim Roddy around 1850 near Tanglewood. He sold it to Wiley Fowler in the 1870s. The Roddy-Fowler cabin houses temporary exhibits. One that was particularly interesting was a U.S. flag crocheted by a local woman. The dogtrot cabin was built by George Washington Guthrie and his wife Permelia around 1850 about three miles northwest of Lexington. It houses a permanent exhibit of a pioneer kitchen and bedroom.

Later, a corncrib from the Blue area and a portion of the jail that had housed infamous killer Bill Longley were moved to the complex. The corncrib stores 18th-century tools and implements.

Afterwards, some of us made a brief stop at the Lexington Memorial Cemetery, which was begun by the German Methodist Church in 1898.

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