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Monday, March 19, 2012

Something Fishy

RV Resort (site #P37)
Roanoke Rapids, NC

Many towns have some form of public “themed” art and Roanoke Rapids in no exception.  I love it.  There are Bear statues in Cherokee and Pig statues in Lexington NC and the Roanoke Rapids area has Fish.  The Roanoke River Valley claims to be the Striped Bass (Rockfish) Capital kind of like Lexington claims to be the BarBQ Capital of NC.  Here’s a link to some info about the local artwork.  We were able to find 3 of the fish in our routine route between the CG, Mom’s and a few restaurants.  The first one I noticed was at a CCB bank.  Notice the dollar lure in the mouth.
CCB Rockfish Citizen's Community Bank

Another one that I saw was at the best BarBQ restaurant around this area, Ralph’s BBQ.  This place is close to I95 and has been in business since the 1940’s.
Ralph's BBQ Rockfish Ralph's BBQ

The other fish that I clicked on was at the Quality Inn also near I95.  It looks more like a rainbow trout than a rockfish. Winking smile
Quality Inn Rockfish Quality Inn

We’ve enjoyed visiting with my family a lot lately so now we plan to visit with Gin’s folks for a few days.  It has been nice to be able to do this but we plan to go back to the driveway for a couple of weeks to get my final crown (on my tooth, not my head!).  The house has been shown a couple of times but we will not announce any “news breaks” about it.  We know that it will sell some time…

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.

11 comments:

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

It's really cool when communities display art like that. It's usually always done by local artists too. I love the fish. They are so colorful. It just kind of lifts your spirits :)

Sherry said...

Cute - definitely a fishy place. Good luck with the crown and the sale!!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

One of those fish would look great as a hood ornament on your new Journey...

Nancy and Bill said...

Cool Fish;o))

Nice that you are making the most of your time with family!!

Karen and Al said...

Love the fish with the dollar bill in his mouth...how appropriate!

Good luck with the house. You made me hungry for some NC bbq!

Laurie and George said...

Clever motifs on the fish. We have donkeys around here..not so clever on the paint jobs though ;-)

Dan and Tricia said...

Very cool (and colorful!) fish! How did we miss them when we were up in RR last time? Ralph's is yummy x 1000!! I sure do miss NC BBQ (and you two!!!).

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Good luck with the crown - I hate that but better to get it done before hitting the road.

Mike and Terri said...

Love the fish. Very colorful.

Good luck with your crown -- ewww! You both deserve a crown on your head for the positive way you're handling all the ups and downs on the house. Wishing you nothing but "ups" in the future!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Very fishy:)

Cruzin2some said...

Love all the colorful fish. Sorry to hear your house is back on the market. Maybe it will sell real soon.