The Mountains of the East

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  1. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Riff Been here awhile

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    All Righty Then!
    Here in "The Mountains of the East" there are numerous small communities one of which is a little hamlet known as "Springs, PA". According to Google maps it is 3.3 miles due north of Grantsville, MD [old rt 40]. and 1.0 mile over the state line into Pennsylvania. I'm going to do some more research on this town, but it is probably 3/4 of a mile from one end of town to another, and I'd guess several hundred families live there, but it's got a lot of class! .... more to come be back in a moment!

    Ok 2000 Census says there are 60 households with a total population of 189! Great little town! My curiosity was peaked because though this community was relatively small in nature, They had one of the most well organized, and developed fall festivals I'd ever seen, called the "55th Annual Springs Folk Festival". Many communities around these parts have these events annually around this same time every year, and they all vary in name, size and scope. Springs did it well. No I mean Very Well! As usual I took a lot of pictures, but this time I found myself fascinated by the people! It was one of the most eclectic gatherings around. Well here we go.
  3. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    It wouldn't be a Folk Festival unless there where crafts!
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    More than ample parking.
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    There was a church on the main drag with at least 15 motorcycles parked in front of it. Wish I'd had a picture of that

    beautiful historical settings everywhere you turn.
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    But like I said they did it well. It was all about the people!
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    Folks from all walks of life! I was totally immersed in it.

    Some folks where dressed in period costumes and some folks where just "styln and profiln"!
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    Did I mention the hand made craft ware?
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    People!
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    Tradesmen would dress the part in order to represent there craft as it would have been done back in the day

    Some like for the first time anywhere here in this site my oldest of my two daughters sitting at her booth talking to her mom "The Fox".
    Sarah has her mother's beauty, and her father's intellect ...... Naw that's her mother too! :lol3
    As I have said earlier. I married way above my head.
    Sarah makes gorgeous hand crafted, hand knitted, Toboggan Hats, Neck Scarfs, Pocket Books, and Children's Wear.
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    Mountain people are animated ..... ?
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    Small glimpse of the inside of the main building!
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    Everything and Everyone who was somebody, or some doggy was there
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    Some folk been going there a LOOONG time! living on the grounds :eek2 :eek1
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    Obviously an old church cemetary. there are some other markers much older that this one!
  4. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Turn any which way you want and you'll find it all food, crafts, gifts, food, and then there was good ol country cookin!
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    If you weren't eatin or a buyn something, it was just as much fund to find a bench, sit down and just
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    It was fascinating any which way you'd turn your head!
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    Just one of the most beautiful settings anywhere! Hollywood still can not reproduce or computer generate anything
    this good yet!
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    These where the scrubs the good ones haven't fully turned yet!


    True Love still holds hands no matter how ..... many summers you've walked together.
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    Craft and Craft-women!
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    You won't find fare like this on the menu at the "Golden Choral"!
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    I was walking along and I heard what sounded like the sound track to "O Brother Where Art Thou" the WoeBGone Girls"! Upon further investigation ....
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    Seriously! It was at least this big!
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    Biggest Begonia I've ever Seen! :huh

    Just something that caught my eye. Notice the top window trim, that you don't find on houses today!
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    I think they moved out a while back! :lol3

    The Fox and a timely find!
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    Quit your staring it hain't polite!
  5. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    I'm gonna be up front with ya! We coming to the end of this!
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    Festive Holiday Costumes worn by just about Everyone!


    Fudge Food
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    Food, Food! Down that way .... Follow the yellow brick road.
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    Hand Crafted Furniture, and ....
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    Time Crafted - Superb!
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    And this ain't fair, putting your best sales people up front! Who could resist her !
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    I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it's been a long and goodly day! [that's mountain for Awesome!]
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    Even after they turn 25 Mountain Women are still "Head Turners"!
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    When we talk hand crafted the old School way we mean OLD SCHOOL!
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    We Love our critters
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    Every wonder how flowers where made?
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    Just Because
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    It's time to call a meeting!
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    Time to hit the Road! All in Favor?
    Whoa Don't go to sleep now Honey!
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    O S M R Leaving!
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    .... They'll Be Traveling On, Oh yes They'll Be Traveling On ....
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    By Sweetie see ya back at the house!
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    One more sale! She did good!
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    Yes she did knit all that stuff herself! The table behind her and the pocketbooks up on the wall!


    Find our way back down the mountain to ....
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    CUMBERLAND, MD 21502
  6. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Well, even tho hunting season is in I just didn't feel like doing any.
    It was too warm, so I did some riding.

    This is a county road, turned quad path by the recent storm.
    It's only been cleared enough to get a quad or bike thru. I saw more than a little bit of this today.

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    And even tho it's been warm, still some snow in the high country.

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    Not many pictures today, as just had my phone with me.
    This is at the top of Lantz Ridge, it's Mt Olivet church. Took this picture from my Grandmother's final resting place.
    I hadn't been by there for a while, so I stopped for a bit.

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    One of the prettiest and most peaceful spots I know of here in our Mountains of the East.

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
  7. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    very nice! More More! :clap
  8. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    My black bike is home now, and it's snowing. :cry
  9. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    :clap classic definition of Bittersweet right? :cry
  10. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Yea :cry

    probably won't get home until Christmas now, need a snowmobile to ride then.
  11. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    I call it the "Deep Creek end of Winter Ride"!

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    43 miles West of Cumberland, and about an hours drive on old rt 40 and there you are.
    Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in the state of Maryland. It covers approximately 3,900 acres (16 km<sup>2</sup>) and has 69 miles (111 km) of shoreline.<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference">[1]</sup> Like all lakes in Maryland, it is man-made.<sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference">[2]</sup> The lake is home to a wide variety of freshwater fish and aquatic birds. The Wisp ski resort is located nearby.<sup id="cite_ref-Ski_.26_Snowboards_America_3-0" class="reference">[3]</sup> This resort is home to a thriving winter tourism industry and has expanded its offerings to include some summer activities as well. Fishing is extremely popular on the lake, for species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and walleye. Recreational boating is popular in the summertime as well.




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    and the ride is always better with friends.
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    and the right ride makes all the difference!
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    and the view is the icing on the cake!
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    and every once and a while I actually get in the picture
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  12. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I'll be riding one of my bikes this weekend if I have to ride in the rain.:deal
  13. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Should not be a problem according to "Weatherspark" for Grafton

    Friday Apr 12

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    </td> <td class="text">Light rain all morning (65%, 0.130") </td> </tr> <tr class=""><td class="nowrap">62°F</td> <td colspan="2">44°F </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Hour by hour


    Saturday Apr 13

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    </td> <td class="text">Mostly clear late evening onward </td> </tr> <tr class=""><td class="nowrap">51°F</td> <td colspan="2">39°F </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Hour by hour


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    kitesurfer Long timer

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    good to see yo're back. i was afraid you road off a cliff!
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    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Between planes in Chicago.
    Wife says its nearly 80 at home, probably be snowing when I get there.
  16. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    :clapGreat to be back..... too long a winter, and too busy....! Must re-evaluate my time and priorities. :lol3
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    Riff Been here awhile

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    :deal R U HOME YET?

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  18. edsollen

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    Riff check your messages.
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    Riff Been here awhile

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  20. AdvWolf

    AdvWolf Wolfhaven Tree Farm

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    Well Gene,

    Officially, got a trip planned in the next couple of weeks. Bought a truck in Idaho.:deal I am planning on a 10 day trip to bike out with my wife and trailer the bike back. I figure a few stops here, there, Yellow Stone, and back.

    Really stoked! to get Karen out on the bike for a good sound tour. Preping in progress.

    So does that mean I will have to start a new thread.:cry

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