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The Van Gogh Project or Big Easel Project – Goodland’s “Three Sunflowers in a Vase”

Goodland's Big Easel created by Canadian artist Cameron Cross based on Vincent van Gogh's seven sunflower paintings

There is a series of paintings based on Vincent van Gogh’s seven sunflower paintings on giant easels. They were created by artist Cameron Cross. Continue reading The Van Gogh Project or Big Easel Project – Goodland’s “Three Sunflowers in a Vase”

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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock is out US-64 E in Chimney Rock near Lake Lure.

It has hiking trails, incredible views and a long history.

In the late 19th Century, the area was owned by Jerome B. Freeman. He logged the area for the huge virgin black walnut trees. These enormous trees were cut by hand, dragged by oxen and taken by wagon to the railroad in Hendersonville. The trees were so huge, just one log could be hauled at a time. Continue reading Chimney Rock

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Kings Canyon Road

We took the extended family to Lake Tahoe on vacation. Our son, his wife and the three granddaughters drove up from San Francisco. Our daughter and her husband were flying into Reno. On our way to pick them up, they called and told us their plane was going to be delayed. We were driving around Carson City, just exploring. Continue reading Kings Canyon Road