Friday, February 5, 2021

Bath, North Carolina

 Our first getaway, the virgin voyage, for our Winnebago was to Washington NC, and to neighboring Bath.

Bath is very charming and has a good list of historic elements. Established 1705, as North Carolina's first incorporated town. It was the first port in North Carolina, situated calmly up the Pamlico Sound. It was the hideout for Blackbeard, the pirate, killed in 1718.

The oldest standing church building in North Carolina is here. Built in 1734. Pictured here. 

What is very enjoyable is all this and more are not commercialized in the slightest. There is not even a single restaurant within the "town", which is a few B&B's and a couple of antique stores.

It is a residential community with much waterfront living. A pristine and pretty place.


Saturday, January 16, 2021

 Here We Go Again. Vagabonding.

In 1940 The first all black cast Broadway show premiered. Cabin In The Sky. Three years later, the show was adapted and enhanced to film. It was the first film directed by the legendary Vincent Minelli, husband to Judy Garland and father of Liza. A song from the show and film , "Taking A Chance On Love", is one of the most covered songs in history. Over 90 artists have recorded it including Benny Goodman, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck and on and on. Even Harpo Marx did a harp recording of it way back when.

Anyhow, The first line of the song is, "Here I go again. I hear those trumpets blow again."

So we have purchased another RV. It is a 25 foot Winnebago on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis. We have missed our life on the road and this past year of pandemic craziness has convinced us and our vagabond inclinations that travelling in an RV is about as safe a social distance way to get out and enjoy America as is possible. We stay home, we go to the grocery store. We drive in the RV, see new sights and go to the grocery store.  

There is bonding and there is vagabonding. This blog goes on.