The view of Appalachian State University campus from Howard’s Knob.
During our stay at the Lord’s home we were given a wonderful gift. A hug box full of old pictures of Rachel, an original Those Guys members. This box was full of wonderful treasures such as the ‘side ponytail’, we love you Rach.
The state line sign into North Carolina our home state. Carolyn, Freg, and Ant’s parents all reside within North Carolina.
A large stack of railroad ties next to some railroad tracks. The pattern, color, and cracks in the ties are unique to each piece.
Jennie, Freg, and Carolyn at LaConte Lodge in the Great Smoky Mountains. Yes, that is real snow up on the peak in April. LaConte is the 3rd highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Hooray Carolyn has arrived to join us in our misadventures!
As we spent the day hiking and adventuring through Talladega National Forest, we took a few quick timelapse shots. Hope you enjoy.
Freg explains our day of fun at the Jacksonville zoo, with some fun shots of the animals at play. Song: “The Lurker” by Steve Gunn
Freg takes his shot during a friendly game of cut throat up in Barley’s Taproom. He sinks a ball into the corner pocket on this shot.
With the steam still rising, this mountain of wings was the Wing King Platter that Ant conquered while at Wing King in Fort Mill, SC.
Hanging out on Lake Murray, watching all the purple martins come to rest at sunset.
The Whale’s Tale Pale Ale is brewed by Cisco out of Massachusetts. Ant and Freg both ordered this brew and described it as being very hoppy, slightly bitter. Side note; they were served this beer warm so not as refreshing as one would hope.
We got QUITE wet today in our travels, enough so that we decided to venture more inland instead of the…
Walking about Jekyll Island we discovered lots of welk egg casings washed up on shore. Welks are sea shells common on the East Coast of the US.
Scott, aka Scotch is gets serious with his beer pong ball art. Here he displays the four pong balls of the evening for our 21 cup event. The great thing about 21 cup pong is eight people can play at once instead of four.
Ant enjoyed this Bell’s Two Hearted Ale draft from The Bee’s Knees Tapas Restaurant. It’s an American IPA, high on the hops taste.
A lower view of Amicalola falls, water gushes through the rocks and greenery. The shade from the trees and the breeze from the falls made the walk very pleasant in the Georgia heat.
On the road again! We spent the morning at the compound getting Jenny ready for the road again (I say…
George and I spent many hours chasing each other (through the glass of the viewing areas of course) while I worked at the zoo. This was one of the many faces I received when he saw my familiar face approaching.
Today was a bit on the slower side, for Carolyn and I anyway. Ant is neck deep in work with…
Jennie and Carolyn hiking in the overhang of a huge rock wall on the Alum Cave Creek trail, trekking towards the peak of LaConte. The peak is the third highest in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Today’s mission: the Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee. We researched what we could about Kingsport and decided we’d just head…
Our lunch table at the Silly Goose restaurant in Nashville, TN. Two local woodworkers harvest wood from old fallen trees to make furniture. In this case, an awesome table built completely of walnut.
Freg’s fun at the Memphis Zoo
Jenny the Jeep is enjoying lots of newly discovered room in her interior as she now has a new luggage rack on her roof!
As we have now spent some time away from Florida, I have had a moment or two to let the excitement settle and reflect on my likes and dislikes on the very culturally different state.
While walking into McGuire’s Irish Pub, I couldn’t help but ask about these drinks. “WHAT are you drinking?!” “It’s an Irish Wake! And you get to keep the jar!”
You think my tail feathers are finished..nope, they’re still happening
Ant had on a tan/lkhaki colored shirt- matching the Zoo employees shirt, so many of the animals had serious interest in Ant’s actions, especially this beautiful jaguar
This is a snake (forgot what kind) resting on the limbs on its enclosure. Stop looking for the head, its not in there. Or is it?