our Grandpa passed away,
he gave Mom his old pickup.
We are going to be taking
you around in it today
since we will be leaving the farm.
(Our Polaris can only be used off-road)
Dad is our driver
and Java is the tour director.
Please jump in behind Java.
Off we go!!
Since Virginia is over 400 years old,
(and we know that's young to you folks across the pond.)
today we are taking you to see
some historic spots in our county.
But first we'll stop at the
Sylvatus Ruritan Club Flea Market.
You've heard us talk so much about it
that you deserve to see it.
Since we're so close to Wythe County,
we decided to show you the
It was built over 150 years ago
to make ammunition for the firearms
of the early settlers.
to see the
Sinda Allen House.
The Allen Family
were involved in the
shooting at the Carroll County Courthouse.
The event that took this story
off of the front page of the
New York Times
was the sinking of the Titanic!!
Now we are traveling down
Main Street in Hillsville.
(don't blink or you'll miss it!!)
The Hillsville Diner is one of the
last of the original
street car diners.
Mom and Dad go there on
Saturday mornings for the pancakes.
Dad graduated from high school
with the owner, Mac.
from the Diner
Historic Carroll County Courthouse.
It now houses the County Museum.
is the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter House.
When Mom was growing up,
it housed county offices.
Now it is in the process of
being restored to it's
This morning we got an email from a friend who works at the Twin County Humane Society with this bit of advice. For easy tick removal -- apply a 'glob' of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20). The tick will come out and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. Mom had heard this method before but we have never had to try it. Have you ever used it?
Have a Wonderful Wheely Wednesday,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java
PS - for all of our feline friends - we have just been made aware of a cat food recall. It is for a Nutro Product - please consult the website for further information.