Letter Home 13

This letter is chock full of mushroomy goodness though we aren’t going to list all the species we found. Perhaps in another video.

As usual there are timecode links to specific parts of the video and web links to places we visited.

Elkins WV
Revelle’s Campground http://www.revelles.com/CMS/
Fruity Barrel Cactus 0:31 https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/F…
Seneca rocks 1:33 https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mnf/r…
Sites Homestead 2:01 https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mnf/r…
Mylius Trail 2:09 https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/reg…

Charlottesville VA
Mushrooms around the Charlottesville KOA 2:49 https://koa.com/campgrounds/charlotte…
First mushroom spore print 3:07
Riverview Park 3:57 https://www.charlottesville.org/depar…
Kemper Park 4:05 https://www.monticello.org/visit/the-…
Sunspots Studios in Staunton 4:17 https://www.sunspots.com/
Trinity Episcopal Church 4:37 https://trinitystaunton.org/
Monticello! 4:53 https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/T…
Skyline Drive 6:08 https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisi…

Fancy Gap VA
Fancy Gap Cabins 6:28 https://fancygapcabinsandcampground.c…
Blue Ridge Music Center (mushrooms) 6:51 http://www.blueridgemusiccenter.org/
Hot Lips! 7:01
Cumberland Knob hiking 9:00 https://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisi…

Asheville NC
Mushrooms! 10:00
Rutledge Park train 10:15
Treehouse & bears! 10:38

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The music used is 7th Floor Tango by Silent Partner, Fresh Fallen Snow and Mirage by Chris Haugen, A Dusty Road by Dan Lebowitz, Thinking of Us by Patrick Patrikios, New Day by JHS Pedals, Beth by VYEN available from Google https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/…

Fonts used are Lobster Regular from https://fonts.google.com/

Another Week, Another Bear

Your Tuesday Spider

Morning buffet!

8-Bit Wine Bottle Cozy Bag

While working on this project, Hubby asked “What’s with the 8-bit pattern?”  8-bit?  Oh, man.  Like those greeting cards we used to print on dot-matrix printers from a Commodore-64 in the ‘80s.  Fine – he’s not wrong.

BTW, I’ll add my thoughts on the pattern and yarns up front and keep the actual instructions short and sweet.  Who loves a verbose, stream-of-consciousness knitting pattern that prints across a dozen pages?  Nobody.  Definitely not me.

Traveling through the US on The Great Wander, Hubby and I came across a stylish and dog-friendly yarn shop in Charlottesville, VA.  Ewe Fine Fiber Goods welcomed us for knit night, and I found Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic, Diamonds and Rust, on their sale table.  What a yummy auburn color with flecks of gold.  We were looking forward to living in a sticks and bricks with a top-loading washer, and I really wanted to felt something, since I’d only had front loaders since learning to knit.  This was an experiment, not exactly well planned, but the resulting bag seems nice enough to share.  Part of the lesson learned is that stranded knitting felts tighter than plain stockinette.  Duh.  Several inches of stockinette below the heavier stranded design could have sent this to the trash, but the piece arranged itself into little rings that give it a footing, almost an architectural touch.  Widening at the top with a tie to hold the fold flat balances the piece, rather like an artistic vase.  With a bow.

Download the pattern 8-Bit Wine Bottle Cozy Bag for free if you want to make your own.  Please do not sell this pattern or anything you make with it unless you get express, written permission from me, the pattern author.  (Send a message to Susan via the contact form or email in the PDF.)  Feel free to make bags for your friends, and give them a lovely chilled bottle.  The cozy will keep it cool along the way, and you’ll look extra cool presenting it.

Durbin Rocket

We stayed in a campground in Durbin WV that was right next to the station for the Durbin Rocket!

http://www.eastforkcampgrounddurbin.com/

https://mountainrailwv.com/tour/the-durbin-rocket/

 

 

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The music used is 7th Floor Tango by Silent Partner, Fresh Fallen Snow and Mirage by Chris Haugen, A Dusty Road by Dan Lebowitz

available from Google https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

Fonts used are Lobster Regular from https://fonts.google.com/

Letter Home 12

Where we’ve been and what we’ve done, from Florence AL to Durbin WV

You can use the timecode links below to jump to a particular section of the video

Here’s an addendum because I forgot to add the video of the twisty turney mountain roads in the rain and hail on the way to Durbin WV

 

Florence 0:0

 

Bushnell 3:03

Sumter Oaks RV Park https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/Sumter-Oaks-RV-Park/

Fixing Reception issues https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/Tweaking-the-Netgear-Nighthawk-MR1100-for-RV-travel/

 

St. Augustine 3:32

 

Peach World 4:14

 

Asheville 4:22

 

Biltmore 4:54

https://www.biltmore.com/

 

Mushrooms! 6:00

 

Blue Ridge Parkway 6:36

https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/

 

Grove Park Antique Car Museum 7:06

https://www.grovewood.com/antique-car-museum/

 

Thistle Meadow Winery 7:14

https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/Thistle-Meadow-Winery/

 

Kairos RV Resort 7:36

https://kairosresort.com/camping/

 

Durbin WV 8:50

http://www.eastforkcampgrounddurbin.com/

https://www.traillink.com/trail/west-fork-trail/

 

Trains! 10:27

https://mountainrailwv.com/tour/the-durbin-rocket/

 

Confederate Pride! 11:54

 

Green Bank 12:02

https://greenbankobservatory.org/visit/

 

Gaudineer Knob 12:34

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mnf/recarea/?recid=9917

 

 

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The music used is 7th Floor Tango by Silent Partner, Mirage, Fresh Fallen Snow by Chris Haugen, A Dusty Road by Dan Lebowitz and Heavy by Huma Huma

available from Google https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

 

Fonts used are Lobster Regular from https://fonts.google.com/

Letter Home 11

Where we’ve been and what we’ve done, from Meridian MS to Red Bay AL

You can use the timecode links below to jump to a particular section of the video

 

 

Meridian

Benchmark RV Park https://youtu.be/5ks3cpxwBFY

Soule Steamworks https://youtu.be/iPTI1IVrQ-w

Dentzel Carousel https://youtu.be/vp4nW3H4LZ0

Weidmann’s http://www.weidmanns1870.com/about-us/

Temple Theater http://www.meridiantempletheater.com/

Sciple’s Mill 3:01

 

Iuka 3:20

Pickwick Landing in TN https://tnstateparks.com/parks/pickwick-landing

Lakeshore Custom RV http://lakeshorecustomrv.com/

 

Red Bay 4:56

Tiffin https://tiffinmotorhomes.com/

 

 

Look for more travel stories at https://dragonseye.com/blog/category/greatwander/

 

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/greatwander/

 

And Twitter https://twitter.com/GreatWander

 

The music used is 7th Floor Tango by Silent Partner, Fresh Fallen Snow, Mirage, Way Out West by Chris Haugen, A Dusty Road by Dan Lebowitz

available from Google https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

 

Fonts used are Lobster Regular from https://fonts.google.com/

This’ll wake you up on that early morning walk