Monthly Archives: July 2011

Memories – farewell, Reverand.

ShareToday I learned an old family friend, Rev. Thomas Snyder, died. I have to admit here that I’d long ago lost touch with him, and the contact was mainly through my father (in fact, that was how I learned this … Continue reading

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Coined term: umfriend

ShareUmfriend: ones partner and/or romantic interest for whom ones parents are unwilling or unable to use any of the socially standard terms such as boyfriend or girlfriend. I came up with this as a direct result of what my parents … Continue reading

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Getting myself organized.

ShareOne of my long-term struggles has been getting (and staying) organized, particularly at work.  A bit of recent self-discovery is that any method of documenting/remembering other than electronic simply doesn’t work for me. Paper quickly becomes disorganized and lost. One … Continue reading

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Vacation wrap-up.

ShareSo I got busy and never wrote this. The last day of our vacation wasn’t particularly blog-worthy; we didn’t get on the bikes at all that day. We had lunch at the cafe in Little Switzerland and went to the … Continue reading

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Mt. Mitchell

ShareMt. Mitchell Today saw an early start for breakfast and packing lunches for a ride south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We turned off at Mt. Mitchell and spent most of the morning there. The summit of Mt. Mitchell is … Continue reading

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Welcome to downtown Burnsville…blink and you could miss it!

ShareRain and thunderstorms throughout the day were in the forecast so we decided against doing a lot of riding. We went to nearby Burnsville and walked around the town. Like neighboring (a dozen miles east) Spruce Pine, Burnsville is Smalltown, … Continue reading

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Linville Caverns and Mast General Store, plus some liquid precipitation.

ShareThis is going to be a short one – we visited Linville Caverns, the only show cavern in the state. It’s not bad but neither is it really remarkable having seen the caves of Pennsylvania – only the large trout, … Continue reading

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Dellinger’s Grist Mill and downtown Little Switzerland.

ShareAnother 8:30 start and some beautiful if slightly warm and sticky weather to start Monday. Last night we decided that Dellinger’s Grist Mill would be our destination today since this would be the last day during our trip it was … Continue reading

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Vacation day 3 – Linville Falls and Lost Cove Cliffs/Brown Mountain

ShareToday began at about 8:30 with breakfast at the cottage and preparing sandwiches to pack for the ride. Riding was with each of us on our own bikes, which was welcome for me – Angela is a great passenger but … Continue reading

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Vacation day 2 – two girls one bike.

ShareToday was mostly a recuperation day as we were still worn out from the ride. Breakfast was at the inn’s restaurant and we decided to get groceries. The nearest store is in the town of Spruce Pine, NC, about five … Continue reading

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