Monthly Archives: April 2009

Three Chairs Done!



Three of the five bentwood chairs we bought are done – all sanded, stained and seat cushions put on them. Although the seats were quarter-inch rounds of wood, when we took them off, we could see where the original caning had been anchored.

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Coupling the Engine



We stopped in Bryson City for coffee (Mountain Perks across the street from the train station has better coffee than even Starbucks) and watched the train guys move the engine from one end of the train to the other. Here’s a couple of snaps right as they were attaching the engine. Mountain Perks also seems to have better entertainment – in Starbucks you get new-age music and, for visual entertainment, there are always the telecommuters juggling cell phones and laptops…

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Waterfall



Taking a break on Highway 28 between Highlands & Franklin.

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Hot-doggers Beware!


On the Blue Ridge Parkway south of the Balsam exit…

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Traffic Jam



The search for cheap cigarettes took us to Cherokee on Saturday. Normally, there’s a lot of traffic on account of the casino, but this weekend, there was some kind of bike rally going on. Not Sturgis, mind you, but there were definitely more bikes than cars & trucks. And, for those riders who eschew the crowds, all of Western North Carolina is riddled with those twisty knee-skinning back roads that bikers love.

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Icicles in April


It’s still cold enough for icicles!

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One fifth of Everest



The high point of the Blue Ridge Parkway is just over 6,000 or just over 1/5 the elevation of Mt. Everest.

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