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May 4, 2018 - Downtown Hendersonville, NC

Today was our "settle in day", spending time with the homeowners, our sittees and some time on our own. We used out time to walk through downtown Hendersonville and visit galleries with arts and crafts offered by local artists. Like many towns Hendersonville has a "theme" animal and theirs is The Bear. See photos. I took a couple of surreptitious photos of paintings....maybe I can recreate some of these amazing mountain scenes.

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Aug 26, 2016 - Carl Sandburg

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. Carl Sandburg This is one of the very first poems I ever learned. It is wonderful to finally learn more about this special man. Carl Sandburg, poet, minstrel, lecturer, biographer, and Pulitizer-Prize winning author. The Sanburgs moved to this house in North Carolina in 1945 looking for a while of solitude where he could work. Lillian Sandburg, his wife, found the mountain farm that had everything the family wanted a gentle climate,...

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Aug 25, 2016 - Happy Birthday NPS

Today we are headed into South Carolina for visits to two National Park Units, Kings Mountain National Military Park and Cowpens National Battlefield. Today was the 100th birthday of the National Park Service and both parks we visited had birthday cupcakes to help celebrate. Kings Mountain. It was Cornwallis plan to turn both South and North Carolina into areas loyal to the King. Patriots in the area wanted no part of this plan and began forming and marching to meet Majorl Ferguson’s men and defeat them. Most of the patriots were...

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Dec 22, 2014 - Repost from 12/22/2014: Kate Here

Hi Everyone, this is Kate. ....the copilot and passenger in the motor home. You will get the facts from Tom and the emotional impact of our journey from me. Besides all the activity around getting the house ready to sell, and the motor home ready for our journey, there has been a death in the immediate family, so we have been hosting out of town family members. As you can imagine, it has been quite stressful here the past two weeks. And we haven't been able to spend much time at the house because of hospital visits. In addition, all the...

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Dec 21, 2014 - Repost from 12/21/2014: Three Days to Go

The buyers' home inspector completed his report and we have a few things to take care of- some small roof repairs, replacing the exhaust tubing for the dryer, and putting a sump pump in the crawl space. We are getting everything done for just over $1000. Not what we wanted to do after giving the buyers such a good deal on the house, but, hey, if that's what it takes to get on with our travels, so be it. We will depart for Florida on Christmas Eve day. The closing will take place after we've left, but our realtor will handle everything on...

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Jun 6, 2010 - Day 76 Toward home

We slept well at Walmart last night - great breeze kept us from getting hot. We got on the road about 8 am, heading east on I-70. When we got near Nashville, we called Ralph's nephew and got directions. I had met Kip but not Tammy or Tiffany. We enjoyed our short visit with them but were anxious to get on the road. The drive from Nashville to Knoxville and then on to Asheville was uneventful which is a good thing! The scenery was familiar - my kids went to Lutheridge (near where we're camped tonight for years). Tonight we're at Apple...

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May 22, 2010 - Carl Sandburg's home

Since I played a regulation 18 hole course on Friday I decided I needed to do something shorter today to get my golf in North Carolina. It was nice to find they have a 18 hole par 3 course near where I’m staying so I went over there. I thought it was interesting that everyone was driving a cart to play a par 3 course but I decided to follow suit rather than slow them down walking. I’m glad I did. This course was as hilly as yesterday’s big course. I’ve never seen such a challenging par 3 course! All the holes were short – from 60 yards to...

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May 21, 2010 - 5300 miles and "lost signal"

Gatlinburg Golf Course is rated the best in the area so I went out early to play there. It rained overnight and still looked threatening but that turned out to be a good thing. Most other people cancelled because of the rain so the course was pretty clear. I played with a man from Louisiana and we got through the course pretty quickly with hardly anyone else playing. The golf course is in a hilly area and made few modifications to the landscape. Most fairways are either big downhill or big uphill. Many greens were so elevated I struggled...

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May 17, 2010 - Hendersonville

We are now at the Lakewood RV Resort in Flat Rock near Hendersonville, NC. Hendersonville is a quaint town of about ten thousand people with a Main Street that features a variety of small shops and restaurants. Yesterday we wandered the downtown area and ate an Italian restaurant called Mezzaluna. The meal was reasonable and good. We strolled the street after dinner and I would show you some of Hendersonville - but I forgot the camera. (I'll head back for some photos before we leave)

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Nov 5, 2007 - The Biltmore Estate

(Ron Writing) We spent the entire day touring the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. We started off by touring the Biltmore House which might more properly be called a mansion. The interior of the house is so huge that the floor space is measured in acres. Our audio guide said that the house has about four acres of floor space, has 255 rooms, and has an interior volume of 2.4 million cubic feet. Just as a point of reference our current estate, Da Honu, has about .0038 acres of floor space and a volume of about 1,050 cubic feet. Even the home...

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