At the end of my bike ride I did a quick loop and saw them setting up for the weekend’s re-enactment of the Revolutionary War Battle for the Guilford Court House. The weather is calling for snow, winds and really cold temps, it might be more of a Potomac Crossing weather day (and yes I know Washington really crossed the Delaware River and not the Potomac.)
Took advantage of a rainy day to make video #10 of my summer road trip. Click to Watch
New Years Eve hike along the Saluda River in Columbia, SC
Did you know there was a 1 dollar Lincoln coin? In fact there are $1 coins for every past president not living…. I never knew that till I found this.
The American Tobacco Trail
The 22 mile trail starts in downtown Durham and heads south to Chatham County.
I had ridden the northern part before but had not finished the trail.
After a workout at the climbing gym, today I finished it – this is the end of the trail.
An awesome 25 mile ride.
The grandson of the owners of the Reedy Fork Diner draws on the window before the building is demolished.
Green’s Supper Club is torn down as part of Highway 29 expansion.
Along I-40 in New Mexico is the town of Tucumcari along the classic Route 66. The movie “Cars” was in the town Radiator Springs, inspired by Tucumcari.
The outskirts feel like a ghost town
But there are still some awesome art deco businesses, I wish I could have stayed longer.
Sad day, day 45 of my trip and we said good bye to James and Elizabeth. Deb and I started east as they waited for a flight to Raleigh and to pick up their truck at my house before visiting family in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana before they head back west – follow them at Flight of the Crows Wing – https://flightofthecrowswing.com/
As Deb and I headed east on I-40 I saw this ghost town, so we did a U-Turn to explore Cuervo, New Mexico. It’s got an interesting history, and at least one TV news story of a sinister side.
Just driving around
A bunch of empty houses
We ate lunch and walked around
I’ll hold it….
A 1915 Catholic Church was just finishing Sunday services, so we got to look inside.
The new campsite
A drive through the Gilman Tunnels
which lead to this great swimming hole and lunch spot.
Then Beth found an awesome “short cut” back to camp that passed Sandia Man Cave, so we had to explore it. The cave has an interesting history and what was found in it and by whom, as I tell my students, Google is your friend.