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Sep 28, 2013 - Wreck of the old 97

MAYBERRY CAMPGROUND, MT. AIRY, NC SATURDAY....SIDETRIP TO DANVILLE, VA. 110 years ago yesterday, 27 September,1903, engineer "Steve" Broady drove Southern Railroad's Mail Train #97 off the 45 foot high Stillhouse trestle in Danville, Virginia...creating a legend in story and song. He and eight other men, mostly postal clerks were killed as the engine and four cars piled up at the bottom of the ravine. The weekend in September, closest to that date, is celebrated at the old train station and Danville Science Center each year. We had been...

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May 1, 2013 - Welcome to Welcome

We drove up the road today to Welcome, NC to the home or Richard Childress Racing. For the non-NASCAR fans, Childress is a successful race car team owner who had Dale Ernhardt as his main driver for about 20 years until his death in 2001. They won the NASCAR championship in 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, and 1994. The original shop was converted to a museum in 1987 with additions in 1991. There are 46 cars and one transporter rig on display. Most of the cars are black No. 3 Good Wrench Dale Ernhardt cars. Ernhardt's Wrangler car from the...

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Sep 15, 2010 - RV Repair Trip

From Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia … Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Every day this week we have had to set an alarm to get up early. I know, I’m breaking your heart, aren’t I? Today the alarm went off at 6:00am. We left home around 7:00 driving the truck. We had to take Ali’s Cat (the fiver) to the dealership where we bought it to have some repairs done. Unlike last week, today’s travel was uneventful … just the way we like it. : ) We arrived at RV Outlet USA in Danville, Va, for our 9:00am appointment. We had received a...

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On the Road Again

Nov 19, 2006 - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Danville! Stuck in the mud in Brosville (@Hollie and Marcus), took two four wheel drives to get her out! Great time seeing everybody. All the cousins haven't been together in about 5 years so they were thrilled to see each other. Many thanks to Donna for hosting everybody and to Hollie for all the food! Kim, Chris, Cassidy and Madison made a suprise appearance whcih was thge highlight of the day!!!

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Viva la Vita

Oct 23, 2006 - Oh Boy. This is awesome.

It seems like such a long time ago that I told you what was happening but I guess it really hasn't been that long. We have just done so much. When I last signed off we were trying to catch the mouse that wanted to live with us and he wasn't paying any rent so we said NO. Bill set four traps in our small area and by the next morning one was already gone. He has not removed the traps but so far we can not find any more signs so we are hoping that he was a loner. Course I can't blame him for trying. This is a very comfortable house. When we...

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The Beginning



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