SAFF 2019

What’s SAFF?

The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair.

We only spent one day but took about 5 hours to get through all the booths containing all sorts of supplies and equipment for fiber arts.

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Craft Fair Of The Southern Highlands

72 years. That’s how long the Southern Highland Craft Guild has been holding this fair. This year they held it in the US Cellular Center in Asheville from October 17-21 and brought 180 artists together on two floors and under one roof.

Craft Fair 2019 (1)

We haven’t been in Asheville long but one of the things that made us want to stay for a while is the arts and crafts community here.  You can’t go a mile without tripping over a dozen artists of one kind or another.  Glass, metal, paint, wood, fiber, precious metals and the list goes on. Continue reading Craft Fair Of The Southern Highlands

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.

The the end for the actual video

Elkins WV
Revelle’s Campground
Fruity Barrel Cactus 0:31…
Seneca rocks 1:33…
Sites Homestead 2:01…
Mylius Trail 2:09…

Charlottesville VA
Mushrooms around the Charlottesville KOA 2:49…
First mushroom spore print 3:07
Riverview Park 3:57…
Kemper Park 4:05…
Sunspots Studios in Staunton 4:17
Trinity Episcopal Church 4:37
Monticello! 4:53…
Skyline Drive 6:08…

Fancy Gap VA
Fancy Gap Cabins 6:28 https://fancygapcabinsandcampground.c…
Blue Ridge Music Center (mushrooms) 6:51
Hot Lips! 7:01
Cumberland Knob hiking 9:00…

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

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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

Fixing Reception issues


St. Augustine 3:32


Peach World 4:14


Asheville 4:22


Biltmore 4:54


Mushrooms! 6:00


Blue Ridge Parkway 6:36


Grove Park Antique Car Museum 7:06


Thistle Meadow Winery 7:14


Kairos RV Resort 7:36


Durbin WV 8:50


Trains! 10:27


Confederate Pride! 11:54


Green Bank 12:02


Gaudineer Knob 12:34



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