Sunday, September 02, 2018

Out and About with Linda and Ned

Our friends Linda and Ned from Melbourne, FL have been with us for the last month staying in one of our condos at Sugar Top. Here they are in front of Over Yonder restaurant in Sugar Grove, NC. 

Ted exploring Mast General Store complex...




Dinner out at Stonewalls in Banner Elk, NC...

It is hard to see, but there is a deer along the side of the road as we head up to Sugar Top.

Grandfather Mountain winery for tasting...


Linda enjoyed her selection of 4 dry wines...



Linville Falls Winery for another tasting...


Christmas tree farm on the same property...



Old Hampton Store and BBQ... excellent! located in Linville, NC.

local entertainment...






Saturday, August 25, 2018

Lazy Llama Campground and Llama Farm in Chuckey, TN

We had a great stay at the Lazy Llama Campground in Chuckey, TN

The campground is located adjacent to Jerry and Carolyn Ayers working Llama farm.

Saturday evening Jerry offered us a tour of the Llama farm.

The farm is on the Northeast Tennessee Quilt Trail.

Jerry

Carolyn

Carolyn working in her studio.


Examples of Carolyn's work with the llama's wool.


Jan, Jerry, Curtis, and Kari are ready for the Llama farm tour...

Our campsite...

Jerry keeping the fields mowed.


Visit with Kari and Curtis

Visited Kari and Curtis at their Chuckey, TN home...

We got to check out all the home project since our last visit

and they cooked us a gourmet dinner.

Later they went back to our campground, Lazy Llama Campground, with us.

Jerry and Carolyn, owners of the campground, gave us a tour of their Llama farm. Well have photos of the farm in our next post.

Sunday went to Freiberg's in Johnson City of German food...



Thursday, August 09, 2018

Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken...Corbin, KY

We were camping in Corbin, so we had to see where Colonel Sanders got started and of course sample the product...



KFC was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders, an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky during the Great Depression. Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first "Kentucky Fried Chicken" franchise opened in Utah in 1952.


 After being recommissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in 1950 by Governor Lawrence Wetherby, Sanders began to dress the part, growing a goatee and wearing a black frock coat, but later switching to a white suit, a string tie, and referring to himself as "Colonel"

"Bertha," his original chicken pressure cooker
KFC's original product is pressure fried chicken pieces, seasoned with Sanders' recipe of 11 herbs and spices. The constituents of the recipe represent a notable trade secret.







In 1930, the Shell Oil Company offered Sanders a service station in North Corbin, Kentucky, rent-free, in return for paying the company a percentage of sales. Sanders began to serve chicken dishes and other meals such as country ham and steaks. Initially, he served the customers in his adjacent living quarters before opening a restaurant.



Ted and the Colonel have a few words...