As promised, I've started the weekend off right by taking lots of pictures!
John was off work Friday, so when I got off at 12:00 we took off and headed up the road! We just goofed all day long. Our first stop was at my aunts house. I am in debates of whether or not to adopt a kitten from her, and I wanted to stop in and see how they were doing. I LOVE cats! I had 2 back at mom and dads that we got before my 7th grade year of school. One of them is still alive now, her name is Cricket...she will always be my first baby...here's a picture of her just so you can see how precious she is.We didn't get to see the kittens today though! My uncle was gone, and they are still with their mom in his garage...next time I guess. I got a pic of Brutis though...he's my uncles dog...
This dog is a BABY! He thinks he can scare ya with his bark, but that is all he has...if you walk toward him he runs away! LOL He's a good dog.
OK...so we left from there and went to have a driving lesson! John's truck is a straight drive and I do not know how to drive it, so he took me to a road up in the country to practice...all I can say about that is; one days worth of practice is NOT enough for me. John said I was doing really good, but I think deep down he was scared for his life and the life of his truck! LOL MY nerves were tore all to pieces, I can only imagine how he was feeling. No pictures of that "show"...no one needs to see me cranking that truck 2 dozen times after I'd let the clutch out and it'd die! :)
We rarely ever take a road trip without toting a fishing pole along with us. If John thinks there will be water nearby, he's gonna have a pole. He had a fishing adventure up his sleeve and took me to a private pond that he goes to sometimes. I like to fish, I just get bored with it if nothing is biting right away though. At this place though, I didn't get so bored. I had all sorts of animals to entertain me! Here's a couple of pictures:
I'm not sure if you can really see it in the above picture or not, but we are pretty sure this goose has 3 legs! You'll have to look closely...you can see the 2 on the ground, but then just in front there is "something" else that closely resembles another foot. It definitely has some sort of growth on it. Poor thing, he stayed off to himself while all the other ones mingled together. Isn't that just like society, if we're different in any way, we are cast out by others. So sad!!!
There was also a couple goats and of course a dog, but I didn't get pictures of them.
I never really did catch one myself, however, John hooked one and I pulled it in. Just a little large mouth bass...
All things need some lovin' right?!
OK on to the reason of my title for this post. After we left from the pond we ventured on up the road. Several years ago this place was featured on a local news channel. "Carolina Traveler"...it's a couple guys who go all over North Carolina and South Carolina finding just everyday people and places and telling their stories. Some of the stories are hilarious, some have been sad, some are interesting, and some are odd, like this...
Looks pretty normal right?! Johns River (this is the name of the river, I'm not saying that it is my husbands LOL), an old bridge that's probably been flooded more times than we can count, some homes off in the distance, but...as you get closer you start seeing this.
OH YES! Caldwell County's very own attraction! The "House of Mugs"...I saw this on TV when Carolina Traveler done the show, but I had forgotten about it until yesterday. It is just amazing. I'm sorry, I know some would think this is just insane, but I was in awe at all those coffee mugs. There is tens of thousands of cups all over this place, all hung by a nail. I don't know why these people done this, I guess they REALLY REALLY love coffee mugs, but it is something else.
I could not find a space that was empty. There was mugs all shapes and sizes. You just don't get much more "odd, but interesting" than this!!!
Alright, here are a couple pictures of John's River. It was such a beautiful day yesterday.
We had such a good time, and best of all it did not cost a dime! This has been an extremely long post. I have a few more stories to tell about the days adventures, but it'll have to wait until later on. As for right now, I really need to be cleaning house!