It’s Memorial Day Weekend…Local sights….

By: chesshirecat

May 23 2009

Category: Antique Fire Engine, Carter Mansion, Classic Car Club, Elizibethton TN., Vets Honor Park


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Camera:FinePix S5000

I was going to do a photo shoot today…after the shoot I expected to ride for several more hours up in the mountains of North Carolina. I guess the best laid plans of mice and men….

The Norton’s were not up for a shoot today…it seems the brake cable on the Norton Chopper broke…one is on order…we must wait for the cable before we can ride the bike to my chosen shoot spot….

So…I stayed home, did some stuff around the house, drove mom to town to get some errands done there…then we returned home…I jumped on the bike with my camera and stopped to shoot things of interest right here in my little town.

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, let’s take a look at the Veterans Park…honoring the men and women of Carter County who lost their lives in foreign wars.

After leaving the Veterans Park, I stopped at the place my Mom gets her car fixed at. He has a cool area just for classics….

I left the hall of the Classics…and headed for the Main Fire Hall of Elzibethton…

I left the 1929 T Fire Truck…and headed for the oldest frame home in Tennessee. The Carter Mansion. I’d never been there, but I was impressed with the wood working. This house was built in the late 1700’s….

This is what the house looks like on the inside….

Out the back door…to the herb garden, and the vegie garden…

I noticed something about the landscape, I went to investigate…too cool…this land boarders a river…it’s up high too because of all the rain…

A view of the house from the backside….

Now I turn and I see many graves on the property….

Revolutionary War Veteran.

Leaving the Carter Mansion…I was on my way home, when I came across the Fire Department…once more…they are replacing the equipment used to raise and lower the flags…as well as attaching brand new flags to the poles…

7 comments on “It’s Memorial Day Weekend…Local sights….”

  1. beautiful pics. thank you for this great post. its a fantastic reminder of how beautiful our landscape is, and of how much we have to be thankful for. ride safe and enjoy…

  2. Very nice and interesting pictures- just makes you appreciate parts of the country many never get to see.. thank you for sharing

  3. Any place that hangs its tires on the wall so you can drink beer and smell rubber. Well that is living Ms. Chessie. I got tires hanging out in the garage too but never thought of em as art. May have to reconsider the whole idea. Think I can get a grant of some sort? Great pics as always.

  4. mq…thank you…I do love this diverse country and landscape…TWNE (ED)…thank you for stopping by to always, your a perfect reader…Mr. Pickleberry, yes…I never thought of it that way…the tires as art… and yet, there they are! I am sure, at your age, you do remember the white wall like that? I do, and I’m in my mid 50’s. That place is so cool…I can’t believe all the really cool things this little town actually has if you just look for it!Thank you, everyone for stopping by to look…Chessie

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  6. Chessie…what a wonderful post my dear…didn’t know about your Norton..I do agree with you, it is a vast, diverse and beautiful country.You have an eye for photography…just in case nobody else told you…you are talented….!God Bless you and God Bless America

  7. I really like the Carter Mansion – in fact I like all the stuff you’ve shown! The thing that never ceases to surprise me about America is how neat so many of its small towns are – and how well-preserved. Here in the UK, we have many magnificent big buildings that we treasure, but so many of the smaller ones are overlooked – not least because their owners spent time and money on ‘modernising’ them! And there is a level of civic pride in the USA that somehow we don’t quite aspire too….. Lovely blog as usual, Chessie.

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