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03 June 2017 @ 08:30 am
Morning  
Ok so I have some photos to share finally. Wish I had some videos but bandwidth here is limited so I can't post to youtube. I will probably just edit some tonight. Anyway having a great time.



I had to pull over because of the problems I was having with my boots. It was very hard to keep the accelerator pushed at 70mph. The Jeep being square pushes back at higher speeds and so my toes, heel and calf were hurting bad. I didn't know this was here. I just pulled out on this exit hoping there was somewhere safe to pull over. Wow what a neat thing. I don't know what exit this is. I was flying blind just following the GPS. Wish I'd written directions now since I totally missed Atlanta. Anyway I think this is a carpool because people leave their cars here in the middle of nowhere and get rides. That's what it seems like. So there was no one here despite there being cars.
EDIT: Found this on Google maps. Here's the info.
hwy 112 Ride Share parking.
Exit 82. Ashburn Fitzgerald
The dirt road is Peackock RD and looks around farm country. Maybe next time I can try that dirt road, come back to the 112 then get back on the interstate.



There as a bean farm and a dirt road I was tempted to explore. But I didn't because I had limited time and had to find my aunt's house. I only had to stop for gas twice which I think is great. Chris had the great idea to take out the back seat to get better gas mileage. It really helped. It was like 40 lbs and stopping twice I think is good for a jeep that has lousy gas. I also took out the trailer hitch which is like 3 pounds. Anyway this field was great because there were barn swallows. I did get photos of one on a wire but it was back lit so they didn't turn out well.



So I made it to this amazing house. I parked here under the patio. My room is right above the cars. They have a Dodge Ram and a Toyota Tundra. Two awesome trucks. Alan is in good company.



That's my room upstairs. I got the art room this time. Yes I will take pics. My aunt is a traditional artist. She does paintings on canvas and sculpture.



Here is the house. I'm always amazed by this and can't believe I'm here.

Today I plan to drive the gravel trails and go through the little creeks. It's like having your own private off road here. I want to make a very cool video. It's also a bit scary here because there are black bears and this time I don't have my gun so I stay close to the house when I'm outside. It will be fun. And tomorrow morning I leave for North Carolina.
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Des: Fear Wickedthagirion on June 3rd, 2017 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Oh no I did it again. I meant to write "bean". It's a bean farm as those are bean plants. Sorry. Yeah they are huge trucks. My Jeep looks so small next to them. It's been a great trip so far. So relaxing.
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Desthagirion on June 3rd, 2017 10:47 pm (UTC)
I have the weird habit that when I spell something wrong I spell another word so spell check doesn't catch it. As was the case here. Oh gosh yes European cars are ridiculously small. Yes things are going very nice today.
actipton80actipton80 on June 3rd, 2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
That house looks like the perfect place to get away to when you need a mountain retreat.

What about cruise control?
Desthagirion on June 3rd, 2017 08:00 pm (UTC)
It's so peaceful. Just what I needed. It's just amazing.

I learned how to use the cruise control on this trip. I like it and I don't. It save my feet a bit but I feel so out of control like I'm not doing anything. It's a bit scary the car drives by itself.
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Desthagirion on June 3rd, 2017 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Oh no I did it again. I meant to write "Bean" farm. Those are bean plants. Sorry about that. I had to fix the same error on DA. They are cool huge trucks. Yes with big tires they would easily be monster trucks. Even Alan looks small next to them. Yes the art room is very pretty for sure. I did my filming I think I will enjoy the creeks and the sound they make the rest of the day. You would like it here.

Yes. I wouldn't mess with any of them. When I was filming driving around it was a bit creepy and if a bear came out I hoped I could get back in my car safely. I have not seen any yet. Gosh I hate boars. We have them in Florida too also introduced and they destroy not just the environment and other animals but are dangerous to people and property too.

Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting out there tomorrow.
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kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on June 4th, 2017 10:56 am (UTC)
Oh, that is a beautiful house!

You really got a nice room!

Cool little side adventure you had there.
Desthagirion on June 7th, 2017 11:57 am (UTC)
It was very nice. I love this house. I am looking forward to being there on the return trip.
kabuldurkabuldur on June 12th, 2017 12:48 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you will be going there on your return trip as well :)
jokerforeverjokerforever on June 7th, 2017 01:45 am (UTC)
These are nice photos for sure. That is such a nice house, even when factoring out the beautiful environment it's in that would be a place I'd live in one day. That's a nice shot of the beam farm as well.
Desthagirion on June 7th, 2017 11:59 am (UTC)
Thanks. If it weren't for the snow in winter I would so love to live there. Oh no I thought I fixed that spelling error. It's a "bean" farm. Ha ha sorry. Glad you like the pic.