Back in 2007 I wrote a blog about the world famous Ben Long frescoes in two very small churches in North Carolina and, since we were within a few hours of them I wanted my friend to see them too. So on Sunday afternoon we bid our hosts goodbye and set off for the Jefferson area.
It was a beautiful drive and we reached our destination about 3 pm. Although I'd seen and been thrilled by them before it was a special treat to show them to Olive. Both churches are open 24 hours and a recorded talk describes the process of making frescoes and how Ben Long and a group of his students chose to paint them there. Here is one of them:
and here we have my friend in front of the 2nd church.
We spent a long time admiring the small churches and their frescoes and then we had a delightful dinner before we headed on to our final destination ... the Buffalo Tavern Bed & Breakfast ! We had planned on staying in a motel until our hosts heard about that and insisted that we change our plans. They had stayed with “Doc” Martin, the owner, in the past and couldn’t say enough good things about their experience, so we took them at their word.
We were delighted to see that it was a lovely country home with two front porches and a scenic mountain view.
... and guess what the name of our room was? The Flapper Room ! Hmmm. I wonder if that was because of our age or how our friend described us when he made the reservations ? Here are some pictures so you can judge for yourself.
(We were happy to find that the curtained tub was strictly for show !)