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Old 06-21-2011, 11:06 AM   #121
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[QUOTE=ineptizoid;16215525]Well it was a fine trip. Sorry that it's over, and can't wait to do it again!

Inept one,

Thanks for the memories. Damn, got to get down there again soon. Maybe in Sept/Oct.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:27 PM   #122
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Just back with a new base ID card and a new plate for the DR. Productive afternoon. At least I'm good for another 90 days or so on base! ;-) Oh and yeah - the DR is now legal.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:36 PM   #123
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If you want more pics I got em; will post em up later today.


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Old 06-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #124
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Madhouse, ny-wolcott, and Pete--glad y'all enjoyed the pics! And Madhouse, you're right about the freedom travelling solo brings. I like to do my own thing in my own time, to steal a line from Easy Rider, and often find myself changing plans at the drop of a hat. All plans subject to change, ya know.

And as promised--more pics:

Near the end of the Dragon, there's an overlook with parking on both sides of the road. On any given summer weekend, these overlooks are loaded with bikes. Here's what the view looks like--I reckon these be the Smoky Mountains


And on the other side of the road is Lake Caldwell, IIRC


I've always wanted to see Max Patch in the Pisgah Natl. Forest but never made it up there until this trip


Here's what the trail to the top looks like


And here's what it looks like from the top; it's quite a view


Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA, final resting place of many, many Civil War soldiers


This is the mine shaft that Union soldiers dug under a Confederate artillery battery; they packed 4 tons of gunpowder in it something like 100 yds from the entrance ya see here and the resulting explosion started the Battle of the Crater. I used to crawl into this entrance when I was a little kid; it's probably a felony now


Here's the place to camp in southeastern VA for $5 a night--hot showers too! "Tell all yer friends about us," said Mr. Evans, the owner of the place. And so I am.


Seen at Stations Inn in Laurel Springs NC. This right here is the quintessential truth. Ruth


Seen on a KLR at Rider's Hill in Dahlonega GA. As you all may know, I hate stickers, but this is a good one


If ya want, I got even more.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #125
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:47 PM   #126
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A lot of my favorite places too...let me know when you want to go again! I will go with you.
Forgot to reply to yer post mrprez...naturally yer most welcome to join me next summer--I'll keep ya in the loop!

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What was it Steve McQueen said--I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Amen, brother. Here's my campsite in Mount Mitchell State Park


They serve a fine breakfast here--this is in Linville Falls NC


Stations Inn, just off the BRP in Laurel Springs NC


The KLR up among the clouds


I've been stopping in at Hans' Restaurant in Helen for over a decade now. They've got a fine selection of German beers on tap, and the wienerschnitzel is the schnitzitt


Scott the Wheelie Master sez that parking like this is a Jeep thing, and you wouldn't understand



Ya want moar? I got 'em...
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:19 AM   #127
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This is the mine shaft that Union soldiers dug under a Confederate artillery battery; they packed 4 tons of gunpowder in it something like 100 yds from the entrance ya see here and the resulting explosion started the Battle of the Crater. I used to crawl into this entrance when I was a little kid; it's probably a felony now


If ya want, I got even more.
WOW! Thank you SO much!
I always wanted to see in person the Mine Shaft in Petersburg. Read about it long ago and when the movie "Cold Mountain" came out and re-enacted it, well,,,,,,the digging, lighting, explosion,,it was as I had imagined.

Dammit,,couldn't find the engineers lighting the fuse, ect but here's a bit of the immediate aftermath of the mine explosion:



Also in the movie, there was a Cherokee Indian that had joined up with the Reb's. He's the fella throwing the bayonet tipped rifled muskets.
The Cherokee Indian Museum in (where else) Cherokee, North Carolina explains why many many Cherokee's joined the southern cause.


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Old 06-22-2011, 05:56 AM   #129
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Madhouse, ny-wolcott, and Pete--glad y'all enjoyed the pics! And Madhouse, you're right about the freedom travelling solo brings. I like to do my own thing in my own time, to steal a line from Easy Rider, and often find myself changing plans at the drop of a hat. All plans subject to change, ya know.

And as promised--more pics:

Near the end of the Dragon, there's an overlook with parking on both sides of the road. On any given summer weekend, these overlooks are loaded with bikes. Here's what the view looks like--I reckon these be the Smoky Mountains


And on the other side of the road is Lake Caldwell, IIRC


I've always wanted to see Max Patch in the Pisgah Natl. Forest but never made it up there until this trip


Here's what the trail to the top looks like


And here's what it looks like from the top; it's quite a view


Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA, final resting place of many, many Civil War soldiers


This is the mine shaft that Union soldiers dug under a Confederate artillery battery; they packed 4 tons of gunpowder in it something like 100 yds from the entrance ya see here and the resulting explosion started the Battle of the Crater. I used to crawl into this entrance when I was a little kid; it's probably a felony now


Here's the place to camp in southeastern VA for $5 a night--hot showers too! "Tell all yer friends about us," said Mr. Evans, the owner of the place. And so I am.


Seen at Stations Inn in Laurel Springs NC. This right here is the quintessential truth. Ruth


Seen on a KLR at Rider's Hill in Dahlonega GA. As you all may know, I hate stickers, but this is a good one


If ya want, I got even more.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:01 PM   #130
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The Cherokee Indian Museum in (where else) Cherokee, North Carolina explains why many many Cherokee's joined the southern cause.
Why did they support the CSA, Tony?

After 1835, Treaty of New Echota, etc.

Why did they support the CSA? What did the museum say?
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Why did they support the CSA, Tony?

After 1835, Treaty of New Echota, etc.

Why did they support the CSA? What did the museum say?
That was a dirty deal one of the Cherokee did to their own and a section of the Museum has plenty to say about that.

For accuracy regarding their part in the Civil War, some google research will be required by you.
Here is but one explination:

http://www.civilwarhome.com/watiebio.htm
The museum is laid out in a time line of Cherokee heritage and the people that settled the Appalachians beginning 11,000 years ago (the Paleo Period).
Now thats some some "Old" fer ya's!

I recommend a visit if in the area and time allows.
http://www.cherokeemuseum.org/
Otherwise, another great thing about the internet is the ability to research without leaving your living room.
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That was a dirty deal one of the Cherokee did to their own and a section of the Museum has plenty to say about that.

For accuracy regarding their part in the Civil War, some google research will be required by you.
Here is but one explination:

http://www.civilwarhome.com/watiebio.htm
The museum is laid out in a time line of Cherokee heritage and the people that settled the Appalachians beginning 11,000 years ago (the Paleo Period).
Now thats some some "Old" fer ya's!

I recommend a visit if in the area and time allows.
http://www.cherokeemuseum.org/
Otherwise, another great thing about the internet is the ability to research without leaving your living room.
Spent several hours in the Cherokee museum 10 yrs ago, reckon I'm due for another visit. Theirs is a sad story, and every American needs to hear it. People don't like sad stories though, even if they're true. (Especially if they're true.)

As far as their participation in the War Between the States, I like Lone Wati's explanation the best. We thought about it for a long time, "endeavor to persevere."And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union. Yeah I know it's just some dialog from a fictional movie, but there's truth in it. Listen to Lone Watie's story of what happened to his family, and Ten Bears' reasoning behind his disdain for the "forked tongues" in the government, for examples.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:27 PM   #133
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Smoky Mountain Trip

My wife and I are planning a trip up there this July 4th week. Staying in cabins in NC. No bikes involved. Can I take the Caddy on the Dragon? That is a serious question as I have never been to that area.

I will certainly spend some time at the museum and I undertstand they have a casino there also.
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Can I take the Caddy on the Dragon? That is a serious question as I have never been to that area.
Yessir, the Dragon is a U.S. Highway, and you can drive just about anything on it, although tractor-trailers are most certainly NOT welcome, as the turns are just too tight for them. The hardcore speedfreaks make sure they get a good run by sitting at either Deal's Gap MC Resort at the south end or the overlook at the north end of the Dragon, and making sure cars and Harleys get several minutes' worth of a headstart before they wheelie off on a fast burn

You'll enjoy running the Dragon, even in a Caddy
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My wife and I are planning a trip up there this July 4th week. Staying in cabins in NC. No bikes involved. Can I take the Caddy on the Dragon? That is a serious question as I have never been to that area.

I will certainly spend some time at the museum and I undertstand they have a casino there also.

Agree.
Vic, be on the lookout for Killboy and other photographers on the Dragon. Give him the ADV salute or somethin crazy and let us know what day you were there. I'll look-up the picture that he'll make of you that day and I'll post a link to it here.

Diann and I were up last year and she drove her Prius on the Dragon. She was thrilled to drive it.
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