Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tree Down and Drama

Warrior Creek CG site 26
Kerr Scott Reservoir COE
Wilkesboro, NC

First a little news from the house back in Clayton.  Nope, it ain’t sold yet but the money pit hits from a distance.  Remember the beaver that gnawed on a tree?  Well the wind blew one part of it over.
Beaver and wind damage 

That wasn’t so bad.  My neighbor Mark and his son Jordan took care of that for us.  They are great folks and I miss them.  The next photos that Mark sent us are the real deal as far as having a tree down.  We had one large oak tree in the back yard and it was uprooted during a hard thunderstorm a couple of days ago.
Storm blew tree down at house  Storm blew tree down at house

Mark met with a tree service guy for us and it will be cut up and the root ball ground up in the next few days.  I also told our realtor who went over to check it out.  She said the same thing that Mark did…it couldn’t have landed in a more perfect place.  There was no other damage and it didn’t really land in the water which would have made it hard to get out.  We’re blessed in that respect.

Now a little bit about Pam’s visit.  She is Gin’s cousin who joined us this weekend for a little fun in the hills of NC.  We spent a little time at the visitor center and went to the Mountain View Overlook to kid around a bit.
The Three Stooges
Gin and Pam  Gin and Syl
We decided to drive over to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a little bit of curves.  This section isn’t as nice as the part near Brevard NC in my opinion.  You can see houses right next to the road so that made it seem like most any other mountain road to me.  We stopped at an overlook to stretch our legs.
Blue Ridge Parkway Rock Outcropping

We also drove through the nice upscale but crowded downtown of Blowing Rock on our way back down the mountain.  We just had to stop at this nice roadside stand and get some goodies.
Pam and Gin at a Roadside Stand near Blowing Rock NC

We ended the day by going to watch “Tom Dooley: a Wilkes County Legend”.  It’s an outdoor drama that was presented at the amphitheater in the Fort Hamby CG across the lake.
  Amphitheatre at Fort Hamby CG COE

It was an interesting story of a womanizing man set in the 1860’s.  Nothing like a lover’s triangle that leads to murder to make for an interesting show.  Here’s a little background link to Tom Dooley.  Bad things happened back then too.

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


Sherry said...

I am SO glad neither of those trees did any damage. But why can't that realtor get such a great house SOLD!!

I have had the same experience with some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. They just didn't buy enough land to protect the view IMO.

Pictures of you two and you three look great. So glad to see your smiling faces. Miss you both!!

Gail Houle said...

I remember the song "Hang down your head, Tom Dooley" from when I was a kid :)
I'm not sure if you guys are lucky or unlucky when it comes to trees! Guess the adage "it could have been so much worse" really applies here. How wonderful you have such great neighbors to handle these things for you.

Mike and Terri said...

Really glad those trees landed where they did and didn't cause any damage. How nice of your neighbors to take care of it for you.

Quite the soap opera about Tom Dooley. :-)

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Glad the tree missed the house. Love that area of NC - can't wait to get back there.

Dan and Tricia said...

Dag - so many people are having tree issues! Good thing there are no trees near your site in PA! :-)
Hurry up and get here!!