Friday, September 2, 2016

Lovable Landmarks in North Carolina-- Part 1: Big Red Rocker and Tail of the Dragon

From the July 2015, Our state magazine "Lovable Landmarks" by Alexa Dysch.

BIG RED ROCKER

MAGGIE VALLEY:  Looking for a place to sit.  the owner of Country Time swings has the place for you.  He built a, 11-foot-tall rocking chair, plus steps for those who can't hoist themselves up to it.

So, kick back and relax.

And, don't worry about kicking too far back because, for safety reasons, this rocking chair is stationary.

Nearest highways:  U.S. 19 and U.S. 276.

Of course, we have an even bigger one on Route 66 at the Fanning Outpost in Missouri.  Just saying.

TAIL OF THE DRAGON

DEAL'S GAP

Motorists who are riding the twisted section of U.S. Highway 129, with its 318 curves in 11 miles of road, can mark the occasion by stopping on the cusp of the Tennessee line and admiring the dragon sculptures that represent the danger and thrill of the area.

Nearest highway:  U.S. 129.

Well, Rock My dragon.  --RoadDog

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