Getting misplaced is the entire thought on our “It is Something Can Occur Day” adventures | Tradition & Leisure
When Lynn’s niece Becky was just a little woman, and even in her teenage and younger maturity years, she typically got here to hang around with us and typically stayed in a single day.
Often we might take her for a stroll and I’d ask Becky, “Are you aware what it’s as we speak?”
“Sure. However as we speak can be“ Something can occur through the day ”.
It meant we have been going someplace, however we did not know the place we have been going and we would get misplaced alongside the way in which. It is an journey, and earlier than Becky grew up and began a household of her personal, she was our regulars on the journey.
Lately our canine Maggie is our sidekick within the journey. There’s nothing on the planet that Maggie loves greater than taking a stroll. If her coronary heart ever stops, as an alternative of leaping beginning her with a canine defibrillator, all I’ll should do is say the phrase ‘journey’ and he or she’ll shake the frozen grip of demise and run and bounce within the automobile, the tail wagging furiously.
A very good instance of an “Something Can Occur Day” was once we determined to attempt to discover a again entrance into the Blue Ridge Parkway midway between Cherokee and Asheville. With no map, no plan, no course, and no thought the place we have been going, I turned off I-40 in Canton, NC, then took the exit and continued in direction of the west on slim winding roads assuming that ultimately we might cross paths with the promenade. .
Saint Christopher, the patron saint of vacationers, was with us that day. Miraculously, we discovered this highway – and do not ask me its identify – that goes previous an attractive lake after which climbs up a hill following a mountain stream with about six small waterfalls on the way in which.
It was a marvel to see, however we nonetheless had no thought the place we have been.
Fortunately on the high of the hill there was an entry entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. I shall be trustworthy. I used to be misplaced, though I’d by no means have admitted it on the time.
It was a type of “Oh positive, I wished to try this” moments.
And on this case, the journey was higher than the vacation spot. This little highway was wonderful, and I felt a bit like Daniel Boone as a result of I used to be blazing a brand new path, a minimum of for me.
‘My new interest for the last decade’
Typically our Something Can Occur Day excursions revolve round reconnaissance missions. Lynn needs to go to a campground 100 miles away that appears cool on-line, after which we uncover 10 new issues we have by no means seen earlier than alongside the way in which.
Typically I desire a sandwich, banana pudding, or baked potato salad from Yoder Amish Deli in Bulls Hole. So we are going to take off in an odd course round midday aiming to succeed in Yoder earlier than closing at 5pm.
Lately, “Something Can Occur Day” has turn out to be my new interest for the last decade.
The final twenty years have been dedicated to a selected interest. Within the 2010s, I used to be making documentaries. Through the 2000s I used to be racing automobiles.
I believe the 2020s are going to be my “That is the day something can occur” decade.
To make it official, since January I’ve began Vlogging (Video Running a blog) our adventures, and up to now we now have accomplished 4.
4 adventures already “ within the can ”
January 23, Lynn mentioned she wished to discover a campground in Cosby, Tennessee, close to a small waterfall, and on a whim I made a decision to seize our experiences on video. As traditional, we took a number of aspect journeys together with visiting three campgrounds, a nationwide park and the Foothills Parkway.
I additionally stopped to movie a woodcarving workshop that exhibited wonderful sculptures on the highway. I used to be virtually achieved filming after I noticed the signal saying “No images with out permission”.
Oops. Typically it is simpler to say sorry than for permission.
On February 6, we take a tour of Hawkins County, highlighting a number of the historic websites en path to Yoder.
On February twelfth, we visited our mates Michael and Anita Vivid in Hiltons so I might take footage of sheep and eggs for 2 articles that later appeared on the Occasions Information Saturday’s Agriculture web page. Subsequent, we explored Carter Fold, stopped at a historic cemetery in Bristol, Virginia, after which visited the birthplace of the Museum of Nation Music.
After which on February 20, we went to go to Otis and Kathy Eldridge’s “Reminiscence Lane” close to Rogersville, which was extra of a catch-up day with outdated mates. That day produced three movies: a fast self-guided tour which occurred as a result of I used to be early and Otis and Kathy have been ending their lunch; a interview with Otis within the outdated restaurant; then Otis gave us a tour of the property.
Spoiler alert: Otis posted two main reviews after I visited on February 20.
First, he plans to construct a salon on “Most important Road” the place the Goodyear model is presently situated.
Second, he spoke as if he would at some point prefer to revive the outdated Reminiscence Lane auto present which drew as many as 1,000 traditional automobiles and 10,000 spectators on the Saturdays main as much as Memorial Day within the 2000s and early 2000s. 2010s. Not this yr, clearly, due to COVID, nevertheless it’s again on the desk probably for future non-pandemic years.
Till then, I haven’t got a plan for the following “It is Something Can Occur Day” tour. That is the entire thought.
All I can say for positive is that the journey shall be documented on video. That method, if we get misplaced and so they discover our bones years from now in a stalemate, our deaths is not going to be a complete loss.
It should make an fascinating YouTube video.