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Sunday, July 1, 2012

2nd day Mount Airy NC-Meadows of Dan,Floyd NC

Map picture

The weather in the area was unpredictable in the last few days,it was difficult to make plans for the day .

The evening before there were thunderstorms and Weather Alerts all over the news,at the end we decided to go ahead as planed and make changes if  necessary.

We left the A/C working in the trailer ,opened the drawers that hold dry food ,lowered the awning and hit the road.

First we drove to Meadows of Dan to visit the Beautiful Old General Store where we got some spicy jam (we love it),then continued to Mabry Mill a beautiful location that has been photographed and painted many times. Restored gristmill/sawmill/woodworking shop and blacksmith shop. Old time skills (basket weaving, seat caneing, spinning, and weaving) demonstrated.

Meadows of Dan VA

We strolled the small restored village while the skies got darker and darker….hoped to make it before the flood starts (we barely made it to the truck before the rain).

Meadows of Dan VA      Meadows of Dan VA-Blacksmith

                                  Meadows of Dan VA-Moonshine

                                                       MOONSHINING WHISKY

Chateau Morrosette near Floyd VA was our next stop,we took the tasting tour ,for $8 you got  to taste 10 different wines that came with a detailed  explanation about each one,but before that we had to show our ID (I love this part) to prove that we are over 21…LOL..

Winery Chateau Morrisette Floyd VA    After zipping all these wines we were ready to hit the sack…but then Jazz Music Live started in the garden and we enjoyed listening to it in the beautiful surroundings of the winery.

Floyd is a nice small town on the Crooked Road VA,a  General Store in down town offers ,cloths,souvenirs,food,ice cream and at the back on the stage –MUSIC-All in one…

So after Jazz in the winery we had a half an hour of Mountain Music while people wonder around the store shopping and eating..that was very interesting.

Floyd NC-Mountain Music

WE took beautiful back roads(some on the BRP) to get back to our C.G with closed windows,A/C and Tony Bennett singing the whole way.

What a day..Thank you for visiting.



John and Carol said...

I love the old mill. Thanks for sharing this journey.

Contessa said...

I would have loved to be a fly in your truck....listening to your songs:)

Great mill shot. Sounds like a perfect day to me.