Friday, September 26, 2014

Last day of our weekend jaunt …

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 !)



Blogger kenju said...

How lovely to see the frescoes! I remember reading an article about them in our local paper. I have never been to that part of the state. That tub looks good, but hardly the situation for you and another

You look great!!

7:59 PM  
Blogger possum said...

Beautiful view, too.
Glad to hear that tub was just for show. It kinda freaked me out for a second, especially with no opaque curtain!

4:57 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Looks like a great place to relax.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Phew on the tub being for show but I really like the green walls.
You look great in that plush terry robe.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fun trip. Those little country churches in the rural South are special.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

A great fun trip for sure, especially seeing the frescos (again) and the B&B "find. I wondered if you would have minded IF the tub had been the real bathing area.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have posed in that shower. Robe on of course. :-)

7:05 AM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

Its obvious you had a wonderful and interesting time....:)

5:42 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

You take great trips! It looks like a comfortable place to stay. I like the quaint old B & B's.

5:40 AM  

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