~ Indian paintings in Tazewell County, VA ~On October 17th, Sunday, the Cove Community Association hosts a wagon ride to the Indian paintings at Paint Lick. We've done this several times and it's always fun at a beautiful time of year. It's usually cold but we have the ride after a frost to ensure snakes aren't stirring. Wagons are pulled by tractors driven by men who live in the valley and each wagon is staffed by other valley residents. The paintings are on private land and we have permission to take seventy-five guests to the paintings. The ride takes several hours and we depart from the Cove Center, formerly the Cove School, and travel several miles down the public road until we enter a private dirt road. Then, more fun...we cross several meadows and pastures, enter the woods, ford a river and begin our steep ascent up the mountain. When the wagons are able to go no further, people climb down and begin their scramble up the mountain. It is a scramble too! One either has to be in good physical condition or very determined to get to the top to see the paintings but it's worth it. The paintings are several hundred ??? years old and beginning to fade so each wagon trip could be the last, we just never know.
The cost is twenty-five dollars a person, warm layered clothing with hiking shoes and hat are encouraged and first come, first served...so to speak. Tee shirts are for sale and all proceeds go towards building upkeep and educational programs.
Have you noticed some fabulous changes on my blog? Misha, over at My Front Porch In The Mountains, had some beautiful changes to her blog and, when I inquired, she recommended Diane at Blue Ridge Gal. So, I visited Diane and she **volunteered** to make a button, put followers at the top of the page AND she put a frame around my header photo! That frame is so beautiful and really sets off the header photo, don't you think? My header photo is always the same view but changes with the seasons. I never tire of the view, do you? I've never liked the followers on the side because only a few could be seen at a time. I also wanted the HTML language with the button so folks could, more easily, take the button for their blog. If you have taken my button, please let me know so I can return the favor. Please visit Diane as well, either link on her blog name or search for her button on the right hand side of my blog. She's a great photographer and does a lot of videos as well; unfortunately, I don't have bandwidth to see her videos and that's my loss.
Diane, thank you...I love the changes you've made!
Blessings ~ Misha ~ Diane ~ changes...of a good sort ~ Paint Lick Ride ~ wagon rides ~ Autumn ~
Grace and Peace,