The grounds were as wonderful as the community lodge. We took several walks and each one offered something new to feast your eyes on. More amazing mushrooms, paths, funky trees, etc. It was a great campground!
|The stem was a golden color!|
Looks like a martini glass...lol
|Looks like a flower, doesn't it?|
|Oh yeah, awesome tree trick|
|Looked like meringue swirls|
|Top of bench on hinges...it folded over|
to create a table and bench!
|A sweet little pet cemetery in the back|
|The only two orange leaves as far |
as the eye could see...standing
NOW...the museum! It was built in Victorian style architecture. It had exhibits and artifacts from the Aberdeen & Rockfish RR and seeks to preserve the Union Station Depot. Bob Martin was our personal tour guide extraordinaire. You could tell he enjoyed his role! He was a dear...since the tours were by appointment only, we called him up and he arrived at the museum within 10 minutes for us! It was such a delight talking with him and hearing about the railroad.
|Carl being cool|
|Me just hanging around...lol|
|The actual wood burning stove used|
in the caboose of the freight train
|Our tour guide...|
|A small section of the indoor garden|
depicting the town of Aberdeen
|A 1935 Chevy fully restored and donated by|
the A&R for the railroad's 100th anniversary in 1992.
|So excited when I saw this FFA jacket...|
brought back wonderful memories of
when my son, Matthew, was involved
in this organization in H.S.
|One of only 2 inspection cars left in the |
|An original registry|
|A utility rail cycle|
|The frame from the original|
|Renovated caboose...#309 was built by the A&R|
from a wrecked boxcar
|Caboose interior today|
One afternoon, we ventured out to visit the small town of Pinehurst. There we discovered Betsy's Crepes...an extremely yummy find!!! Many other fun sights crossed our paths throughout the day.
|30" high wine bottle|
|A sweet local church|
|Trellis bordered with|
natural cotton still on the 'stalk'
|Saw on the road from Pinehurst|
|What a ham!!!|
|At Betsy's Crepes...sooo delish...savory|
|Also at Betsy's...sweet!|
|The 'stars' along the exterior walls are covers|
for the steel bars that ran through the
buildings as protection from potential