Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Duke, gretting us as we arrived...

Larry & Dawn checking out their new rain barrels. So nice &...

Meet their other two boys, Cyrus & Milo...Brothers that don't look anything...

Love their new flooring...Coffe table & pellet stove too!

Lovely room, the view from the windows is wonderful, wish you could...

Great piece in the dining room...

Dick & Larry looking on as Terry finishes up our jalapeno appetizers....

The brisket is sliced, tater salad & beans, green salad & watermelon,...

Duke enjoys petting so much so Larry is accommodating while having a...

We like the chain link fences in this part of the country....

The crossbill's really enjoy their feeder...

The 'sinkhole', actually a nice well found in their front yard. Soon...

An interesting envelope found in the wall with a 1926 postmark &...

One last shot of 'the boys' in rest mode! They need it,...


Tuesday we were invited to Dawn & Terry's for our annual brisket bbq. Dawn makes awesome beans, potato salad & salsa as well. She even shares her recipes & so does Terry! They introduced us to the stuffed, grilled jalapeno's that we are now addicted too! This brisket is SO tender you don't even need a knife. It's the best we've ever enjoyed for sure! We sure look forward to our invitation every year :)

Right before we left town in 2012 D & T purchased a home near downtown that was built in the 1800's. It's on a wonderful piece of property & has a covered deck running on 3 sides of the home. They've been working on restoring & changing things both inside & out & it was fun checking out all of the improvements they have made. We LOVE their new flooring! They purchased it here locally at Shanklin's, wish I could convince Larry to put it down in our kitchen!

While doing some of the restoring, Terry installed a new front door & found a partial envelope with the postmark 10/27/1926, and .02 cent stamp affixed. You can read a bit of the writing as well. So cool! Makes you wonder why it was hidden in the wall doesn't it? Perhaps a letter from a secret lover??? Maybe I've been reading too many romance novels, lol :)

Then they noticed a sinking spot in front of their porch that was 'opening up.' The top (surface area) was about 8" wide. They decided to investigate further, digging it out & fencing it so the dogs wouldn't fall in. Turned out to be about 20 feet deep....with 4 foot of water at the bottom....and get this....lined with stacked rock. Terry believes it was a well in 1892 before plumbing. So they are in process of turning it in to a wishing well as they don't want to destroy it's historical significance. I think Terry is planning to tie himself off, don tall waders & explore around a bit more before that happens. Who knows, maybe Lame Johnny's gold stash is buried there? They've been looking for it for years & we understand folks used to 'hide' their valuables at the bottom of their well quite regularly!

Well, that's it for now. Tomorrow morning cousins Wayne & Judy are joining us for the hike up the Skywalk/Big Rock trails. Looking forward to that. Lunch afterward too. Will be good to spend some time with them. Hope to get a few good pics from the top. We understand the view is lovely. Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!



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