America is full of lovely places, and we have been lucky to find many. As you see the pictures, you’ll probably notice that I enjoy lush greenery. The dappled light of the eastern hardwood forests is a lovely sight for me.
We’ve found many spots to visit- some the homes of friends, some RV parks, and some historical places. And we’re only about one third through the tour. Who knows what else we’ll find!
Kentucky has much natural beauty- the limestone outcroppings along the Louisville roadsides, the Japanese dogwoods at the home of friends, the Appalachian arts feel of Berea Kentucky. A beautiful state, and I didn’t even include any of the grandeur of bluegrass horse farms in Kentucky.
|Butterfly shaped bench outside the Berea College handicrafts building in Berea, KY . Students at Berea all learn trades as well as attend classes.|
|Japanese dogwood- found at the home of our friends Ken and Cheryl Rich in Williamstown, KY.|
|Interior of the Pisgah Covered Bridge, south of Asheboro, NC.|
|Bridge on the walkway of the trail near Pisgah Covered Bridge.|
|Summer cookhouse of the McLean home at Appomatox.|
Virginia is for lovers, as the tourism motto goes-- and that goes for lovers of history and lush landscaping as well. We were able to visit the beautifully restored village of Appomattox Court House, where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, thus beginning the end of the Civil War and the reunification of the United States.
|The Appomattox Court House area has been restored to original condition of the roads, building and homes. Somehow I can't picture antebellum scenes this tightly groomed, though it's quite pretty.|
|The desk in the parlor at the McLean House where Grant sat as he presented terms of surrender to Robert E. Lee.|