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Sep 28, 2019 - Around town

The car is just covered with dirt and I went into town early to see if there was a car wash anywhere. Fortunately the local high school was holding a wash to raise money for cheerleader uniforms and I got a hand wash instead. Didn't know about it until I stopped at the gas station for gas. Very lucky. We went to the Americana concert at the country store, was a cello and a guitar. Ok but not as good as last night. Tried to get BBQ at the hippie place but she had just run out of everything but pork. After finding several places closed for...

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Sep 27, 2019 - Abandoned mills and Friday night jamboree

A national event called motorcycle stakeout is going on at the campground this weekend. It's a private affair that provides entertainment, camping up the hill and rides through the countryside. Some of the motorcycyles arrived today. Was supposed to be a big event but doesn't look like too much for now. We can't go to that part of the campground during the event but it's mainly dry camping and tent camping. We drove around the area to check out abandoned mills, one of the driving tours provided by the museum. There are many streams in this...

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Sep 26, 2019 - Blue Ridge Parkway and Floyd

Today we explored as it's the day before all the music begins. We checked out the town of Floyd with historic buildings and interesting stores, the museum included history of the area and tourist information. The Floyd Country store includes a restaurant, gift shop and seating for the music shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are guitar stores in town too. We drove the Blue Ridge that is just south of us and took in more of those mountain views. Also looked for a produce stand near the campground but never found it - lots of country...

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Sep 25, 2019 - Chantilly Farms

We made it to the campground and the ride from the interstate was winding but doable. The dezl did not know where this place is and kept wanting us to make turns off the interstate that I'm glad we didn't. I used the directions provided by the campground and that's how we found it. The campground is large with spaces up the hill that we are on with great views and others further up in woods. We are in a good spot and this is prime time so an early reservation was necessary. We spoke to the Florida couple next to us with a new travel trailer...

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Jun 21, 2013 - Rocky Knob on the Way to Grayson Highlands

This past weekend was our big annual trip to Grayson Highlands State Park. We left from the Triangle area in the late morning and started making our way towards the Virginia highlands. To break up the drive and get a little hiking in on Friday, we stopped on the way at Rocky Knob Recreation Area off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Normally when I come here, we hike the Rock Castle Gorge Trail, a strenuous 11-mile loop that runs from the gorge up to the parkway and back. But we didn't have enough time for that today, so instead we hiked the Black...

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Dec 9, 2012 - Sunday drive to Floyd

From home in the Blue Ridge Mtns of Virginia ... Sunday, December 9, 2012 Another busy week and even busier weekend has come and gone. I had my last Christmas craft show yesterday at our local elementary school just a few miles from our house. It was so nice to not have far to drive, both for the setup on Friday and the show itself on Saturday. The show itself went fairly well, although I had hoped to do better this year than last, but I think my sales were about the same. I am somewhat relieved to have all the shows behind me. My local and...

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Nov 1, 2008 - Sharp Top

Best view in Virginia - Saturday, November 1 Beside our campground at Peaks of Otter (no one is sure how it got that name) there is a Visitor Center, and stopping at the Visitor Center we discovered there are several attractive things to do here. One is a half mile hike to see Cascading Falls, and the other is a trip to Sharp Top. Sharp Top is a very symmetrical and very pointed mountain peak that overlooks the Visitor Center. You can hike to the top, a climb of several thousand feet, or you can take a bus most of the way up and just hike...

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