Joe contacted me a while back with a broken gun issue so I told him to bring it over and we could go for a ride while he was here. I repaired the gun Fri. night and we got up Sat. A.M. and headed North. Back in the spring I was going to meet Mel and YellowJacket for lunch and I stumbled on the sign for Traveler's Rest historic sight. I checked it out a little but didn't have time to go through the tour. I mentioned it to Joe while we were in the area and we decided to check it out. The history of the place was fascinating and it was cool knowing that some of the building was almost 200 years old. Some of my pics are the same items as Joe's but I'll give a little description to go with them.
This is a loading block,it was used by women to help mounting their horses,especially side saddle.
The globe on this lantern is cranberry glass. They mix gold into the molten glass to get the color and sparkle
The outside of the logs on the blacksmith's shop were chipped to a flat sided shape
Much of the original furnishings are still in the house
The craftsmanship on the items was amazing
A little on the personnel of the site
This rock has petroglyphs on it
This was used to help process the sugar cane
This holly tree is reported to be 200 years old
The building is huge
After the historic site we road a few trails and headed for cooler areas along the rivers and streams. A unique place to hang an address number
It was hot and humid in the woods so we didn't ride the trails much. Mostly FS roads and back roads.
It was a good ride,just too short as they usually are.