Here it is the middle of August, flowers blooming and enjoying the rains we have had

the past two weeks.  Jim and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary yesterday.

We were able to get away for supper to a nice restaurant in Mt. Airy for the evening

and enjoyed some memories from long ago.  The house was full of guests, here for a

wedding in Roaring Gap.  The bride and groom spent their wedding night in our cabin.

They seemed quite pleased with the quiet and seclusion it affords, even with a house

full of friends in the main house near by.

The Route 21 Yard Sale weekend was a great event the last weekend in July.  It ran in

conjunction with the Blue Ridge Craft Fair and brought in a large number of visitors.

Next year promises to be even better, so make your plans now to come to Alleghany

county and enjoy a great time shopping for bargains along the roadways.

Our farmers market in Roaring Gap is coming to a close in just two more weeks, at

Labor Day.  It has been a good summer so far and we are getting ready for fall- coming very

soon.  The Heritage Festival in Sparta is September 20th.  Vendors from all over will

take over Main Street with food and music as well.  Its always a great time.