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Nov 16, 2013 - Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Hike

This weekend, I headed to the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness area in Uwharrie National Forest for a nice autumn hike and opportunity to see some of the last of the fall color for the season. The hike was organized by Joe Miller through the GetHiking group and nearly 50 people were attending. Despite being a federally-designated wilderness area, the Birkhead Mountains are a little more developed than other wilderness areas and fortunately there is no group size limit. There are also signs at trailheads and intersections and the trails...

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Nov 3, 2013 - Leaves in the rain.... ^_^

We drove around the country side a bit on Friday... leaves make it look almost like the sun is shining even in the rain!! Went back to visit our old Park, Zooland... good to know it's doing well with new owners! Also ...good to know!... sounds like our 5th wheel isn't as bad as they originally thought!! Not much mildew.. just a spot or two and the air is working! Guess P thinks he may have turned off a couple of 'non-essential' breakers when we left like the microwave and fridge, etc. So must be just because it was so rainy this summer down...

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Nov 1, 2013 - Moving right along here......

Still no pictures of the little kittens... one is a blond and one a black with light gray architecturally designed markings... Each strip has longer white furs that look like fiber optics in the sunlight! ha The both have motors you can hear from a good ways away.... Somehow they ended up in Barb's 'stable' and when we took the dogs out to run in the fenced wooded area, we could hear them mewing their little hearts out. They wouldn't let us get close and of course, the two dogs were wanting to 'welcome' them! We came back up to the A/S and...

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Oct 29, 2013 - Hey!

Sorry for the 'intermittenedness' here....was having a few questions about uploading pictures to the Journal.... unknown page showing up and all. However, it's good to go now so will be getting some pictures of our Green Tomato Relish and the new kittens soon! ^_^ (No...NOT ours!) God Bless!!! P & E

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Oct 21, 2013 - A bear?? Where??!!

Made it to Asheboro today... back at Camp Barbara for a couple of weeks! This morning when we walked the dogs, our next door neighbor had an adventure tale for us!!! Seems the evening before he walked his dog down to the bottom of the 'hill' with his garbage bag. On the way back up, the pup started going ballistic... he figured it must be a pretty big raccoon to cause that ruckus! However, on turning the corner there was a black bear standing by the propane tank just up the hill from his!!! It turned and went back up ahead of him (meaning...

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May 10, 2013 - Asheboro, NC

5/10-11/13, Friday and Saturday. We drove from Myrtle Beach, SC to Asheboro, NC today. It is a beautiful drive. The homes and businesses are neat as a pin. Everything is so green and beautiful, flowers everywhere, no trash anywhere. Amazing! We stayed in one of our member parks for two nights. Nice place. It has a catch and release fishing pond, lots of trees and plenty of room between sites. It was a relaxing visit.

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Oct 6, 2012 - Birkhead Mountains Hike

Today, we started back with our series of hikes from Joe Miller's 100 Classic Hikes in NC, doing hike #36 from the book. This hike is in the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness area of Uwharrie National Forest. Following the book, we started from the Robbins Branch Trailhead, which is off a small gravel road off of Lassiter Mill Road. After hiking just a few minutes, we took the left fork in the trail to stay on the Robbins Branch Trail. Initially the trail had a very gentle ascent for a mile or so, passing the Thornburg Trailhead spur, then...

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May 4, 2012 - North Carolina Zoo

We made it to the zoo a little after 9 this morning...us and a bazillion school kids on field trips. We counted 22 buses in one of the bus lots. All the kids were energetic, but they were mostly well-behaved. The zoo is huge, with big habitats. The walk may be long, but it is fairly easy. We started in North America with alligators and worked our way through Africa, ending with zebras (or close to it). There are three restaurants, one at the front gate in North America, one in the middle of the park, and the last at the other front gate in...

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Spring Trip 2012

May 3, 2012 - to Asheboro

We had an uneventful drive to Asheboro from Wilmington. The roads were good. The weather was clear. And, the scenery was pretty. We stopped at a Cracker Barrel for lunch and had their haddock dinner...good fish. The Zooland Campground is large and well cared for. There are some people here, but the area is not crowded. We set up and fixed dinner, then watched the last segment of "Roots". That was an excellent mini-series. It was one of the first and surely set a standard for excellence for mini-series that followed. Tomorrow we are going to...

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Spring Trip 2012

Nov 23, 2010 - New pics...

Just a catch-up on our trip so far... Today we're having a chicken fry out here at Barb's out on the fire pit. Dick's cousins are here and Dale is an expert at this we hear. ^_^ I'll have to get some pics of that! Wish you were here! Especially those of you in the 'snow belt'! ^_^ Love you all! God Bless! P & E

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Nov 22, 2010 - Note...

We made it to Asheboro on Friday... North Carolina has to be one of the prettiest states!! Went to the Seagrove Pottery Festival on Saturday. Great fun!! Didn't take pictures since it was all inside and people milling about. There's a split in the Fall Festival now... a huge show is still held at the school grounds and a showing of just the Seagrove potters is in the Luck Bean Cannery. This does not mean it's a small show!! There were 90 potters set up. We found two new mugs for our new digs down in FL and an small oil lamp that matches...

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Aug 9, 2010 - Zooland R.V. Park - N.Carolina State Rally

August 9 thru August 18. We arrived at Zooland Campground in Asheboro, North Carolina. Found out we cannot get cell phone connection and the air card is barely giving us one/two bars. We did put up a 30' antenna on the back ladder of the RV. We got a lightening storm the other night and worried it would strike our extended antenna. We were not hit by lightning, however, some in this area were not as lucky. We are getting calls and loosing them just as quickly, darn I hate when that happens. Guess our 35' antenna needs to go higher, still...

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