Monday, October 30, 2017

Local Street Art and More

After commenting last week that I didn't see much street art in this area guess what I stumbled across:
Isn't this great? It's at the Yellow Deli in Hiddenite, NC and painted around an actual water wheel that's running. The food is both healthy and delicious. It is run by a co-operative society: The Yellow Deli People/Twelve Tribes of Israel and is open from Sunday at noon till Friday at three. Whether one is in agreement with their beliefs or not the food is good and the ambience is warm and inviting.

After lunch, a friend and I went hiking at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, in Alexander County, another fun find.  You can do moderate to strenuous trails or just do a simple walk at the base. The weather cooperated with us on our outing. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time.
You can see the walking track below.

My walking buddy.

And...

Wishing you a Happy Halloween a day early.  I'll be off line for a few days. My little grandson is having surgery tomorrow.  Positive energy, good thoughts and prayers are appreciated. For those of you who have all ready sent good wishes or lit a candle, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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  1. Holding you and all your family in my heart.

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    1. Thank you so much, EC. Much appreciated.

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  2. Love the street art. Glad you had a fun day out, looks beautiful. I will be thinking of you and your little treasure and keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Val. It was fun. And thanks for all your support.
      Hugs,

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  3. Hope your grandson#s surgery goes well, will be thinking of you. Take care.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you so much, Yvonne. It did go well.

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  4. Hi Sandra .. lovely piece of street art... and it looks a fun trail to walk. I do hope all goes well for your grandson - here's to peaceful healing ... with thoughts - Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, It was a fun trail and the mural was awesome.
      He came through the surgery with flying colors. Thanks so much.

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  5. The street art is fabulous. So glad you stumbled on it. I will keep your grandson in my thoughts and prayers as he has this surgery. We'll be here when you return, dear.

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    1. I enjoyed the art too. The water wheel and table and chairs just blended right in.
      Thank you so much for your good thoughts, my friend.

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  6. That is great art indeed. Sounds like a fun day. Hopefully the surgery goes well for him.

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    1. It was a fun day, Pat. And the surgery did indeed go well.
      What a relief.
      Thanks:)

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  7. Interesting place. You didn't actually say which walk you did. Perhaps not the strenuous one. Many good thoughts for your grandchild's surgery.

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    1. Hi Andrew, No not the strenuous:) It's more rock climbing.
      We did the moderate with several laps around the easy.
      Thank you for the good thoughts. They came in handy.

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    1. Thank you so much Misha, appreciated. It did go well:)

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  9. Hope the surgery goes well.
    And those are some pretty pictures.

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    1. The surgery went well. Thank you, Jamie:)
      Glad you enjoyed the pics.
      Have a glorious weekend.

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  10. What a lovely find! Looks like a perfect day.
    Good thoughts going out for your grandson. Hang tough, Grandma!

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    1. It was a good day:)
      Thanks for the good thoughts, Sharon. They did the trick:)

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  11. Thoughts with you and your family tomorrow.

    I'd love to go on that hike.

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    1. I very much appreciate that, Di.
      I think you'd enjoy the hike:)

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  12. Dear Sandra, thinking of you and your little grandson, sending positive vibes and love.
    Thank you for sharing the photos from you day out it looks live a lovely place to hike.

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    1. Thanks for the vibes and love, Barbara. They did the trick.
      It's just kind of out in the middle of nowhere. I had no idea it existed. It is a lovely spot.
      Have a great weekend.

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  13. The Yellow Deli looks like a great lunch spot. As does the recreational area. I'll keep your family in my thoughts.

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    1. Thanks so much, CJ.
      I found the Yellow Deli fascinating. It was fun.

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  14. Happy Halloween and more importantly prayers for your little grandson. Lovely street art too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine. They did the trick:)

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  15. I understand all to well dear Sandra.
    Prayers for your grandson and I will light a candle for him, too~
    Halloween Hugs~

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan. It did the trick.
      I hope your family is healing.
      Hugs,

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  16. Prayers underway for your grandson.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks, Janie. They came in handy.
      Hugs back,

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  17. Prayers being sent to your grandson and a candle is burning!
    Sending healing prayers and a gentle Big Hug!!!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. They did the trick:)
      The surgery was a success.
      Hugs back,

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  18. The place you went to, with your friend, is gorgeous!! Truly love the street art and the nature!! Happy Halloween! Keep being you! You are special!

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    1. Thank you. Lots of fun experiences that day.
      We took the little girl Trick R Treating, which was fun.
      And right back at ya:)
      Hugs,

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  19. You already know that I would be walking along the base and NOT doing the hiking piece(lol), but glad you had such a good time. It always amazes me that I live in NC, but get surprised about these other cities that I've never heard of. That painting looks so lovely! Prayers to your grandson and the family. Both you you ladies look so beautiful. Hugs...RO

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    1. NC has all sorts of hidden treasurers, doesn't it, Ro?
      The mural was awesome.
      Thank you for the prayers and the lovely compliment.
      Hugs back,

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  20. First, I send prayers and good thoughts to your grandson and the whole family. I know he will be aok and I will look forward to hearing how he is doing( and you and his parents). I love that first picture...amazing painting because I didn’t know where it started and what was real and what was painted. Your hike looks like it was a good one

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    1. Thank you for the prayers and good thoughts, Birgit. They came in handy:)
      The mural was really well done. You could almost feel the sunshine. And yes, the hike was a good one.

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  21. Happy Halloween to you and your grandson Sandra 🎃👻🎃
    I hope that your grandson's surgery has been done by now and that he is now on his way to a full and speedy recovery 🍁💮🍂

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    1. Thank you for the Halloween wishes, Jan. We took the little girl around the neighborhood. It was fun, like a big block party.
      Thank you so much for checking in and for the heartfelt wishes.
      Looking forward to your midnight writings.
      Hugs,

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  22. knot post ree lated...but franky N cap'n...We gotta hand frum copee N paste heer two day …coz we canna sneek round on line… like we want… sew we R stopping bye ta say…. happee howl o ween…. N heerz ta treetz outta pumpkinz wazoo ♥♥♥

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    1. Franky N Capn had a good Halloween. Hope Trout Towne occupants got plenty of kitty treats.

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  23. Love the street art, and your photographs.
    Sending good thoughts and prayers for your little grandson.

    Happy Halloween

    All the best Jan

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Jan.
      All good thoughts and prayers accepted:) Thank you.

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  24. Wow, SUCH beauty! Aww...my thoughts are definitely with your little grandson.

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    1. It's always wondrous to be out in nature isn't it?
      Thank you so much, Steph, thoughts received and appreciated.
      x

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  25. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

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    1. Thank you. Received and appreciated:)

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  26. Hope the surgery went well. Happy Halloween. That looks like a wonderful place to hike.

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    1. It did. Thank you, Tamara:)
      It was a fun place to hike.
      Have a great weekend.

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  27. Sending prayers and good thoughts for that little one. I hope all is well.

    You make me anxious to get out and get physical. If only there were awesome places like that to hike around here. I mean, there are hiking trails that end at lakes, but nothing elevated with a view. The kids would love that--especially now that it's cool enough to enjoy the outdoors.

    P.S. I nominated you for an award in September, then failed to get out and say something. LOL. Life, eh?

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    1. Thank you so much. They made a difference:) He did well.
      Thank you for the nomination!

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  28. Best of everything to the little one.

    That's some pretty country you got to hike in. The outdoors is good medicine.


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    1. Thank you, Rebecca. Your well wishes are much appreciated.
      The area is lovely around here. We are lucky.
      Hope your day is wondrous.

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  29. Thinking positive thoughts for your grandson--surgery is never fun!

    And those photos are great. Glad you had such a fun time!

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    1. Thanks for the good thoughts, Heather. You're right. It's never fun.
      Glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  30. Sending positive energy to your grandson.

    Looks like you had a beautiful walk and lunch. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you, Jess. It did the trick:)
      The lunch and walk was much enjoyed.

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  31. That street art is magnificent. Love it! :)

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    1. Didn't the artist do a wonderful job, Lee?

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  32. Looks like you are having a fabulous time and I'm really glad! Beautiful territory and I loved the art!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie:)
      Glad you liked the art.

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  33. Checking in with you!!! I hope everything has went well with your grandson!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks for the check in, Stacy. Much appreciated.
      Hugs back,

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  34. Hope your grandson is doing well after the surgery!

    With Love,
    Mandy

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    1. Thank you, Mandy. Your good wishes were much appreciated.

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  35. Just stopped in to say hello and wish you a Wonderful Weekend! Also sending up prayers for your grandson and family! Hugs...RO

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    1. Thank you so much, Ro. They did the trick.
      Hugs back,

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  36. Soothing Sunday to you Super Sandra! Hugs...RO

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    1. Thank you. Sounds perfect, Rockin Ro.
      Hugs back,

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  37. I'm honestly kind of jealous. Where I'm at, there's so much urbanization I have to drive for an hour to really find ANYWHERE secluded and then another hour or two to truly be away from people. The flipside is, should I head up to LA, they have all sorts of awesome street art. I'll share if I remember to take pictures the next time I'm up there.

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    1. I'm not an urban girl. There's too much cement for me. I needs lots of green and growing things.

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  38. I had meant to add good surgery wishes here and when I re-read this after your other, realized I didn't. So glad things went well.

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