Bonnie and I recently have visited a couple of the local vineyards in the area which happen to also serve lunch. These short visits provide us the enjoyment a few hours in our "retirement convertible," even tho we really can't fully retire yet, while still returning us home before afternoon or evening storms have fully panic our dog Maggie. It's also resulted in the discovery of some pretty good food.
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During all of the recent heat, rain and high humidity we've been having I've observed an over abundance of mushrooms along the trails of my morning walks.
Travels this week took us just below the dam located between High Rock Lake and the Tuckertown Reservoir along the Yadkin River in North Carolina. Taking advantage of a public park/access point we pulled over to see how high water levels might be with the frequent rains we've been experiencing.
...I'll never be able to visit this park again without thinking of this man -- his impact on us has extended well beyond the few seconds we shared...
For those in the USA -- Happy 4th of July!