Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Madi: Did you know and Bubble Gum Day

Today February 6 is Bubble Gum Day....I believe I have some on my paw too!!!

Did you know this about Western North Carolina:
Saluda, NC is located at the top of Saluda Grade. The crest of the steepest standard gauge
mainline railroad in the US.
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The Biltmore Estate in Asheville is American's largest home, and includes a 255-room
chateau, an award-winning winery and extensive gardens.
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Fontana Dam is the tallest dam in the Eastern USA, at 480' high
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Grandfather Mountain, highest peak in the Blue Ridge,is the only private park in the world designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve
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Mt. Mitchell in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. It towers
6,684' above sea level
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The Mile-High Swinging Bridge near Linville is 5,305' above sea level. The bridge actually
hangs about 80' above the ground.
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The State Tree is the Longleaf Pine

15 comments:

  1. Oh, Madi, some yummy peanut butter should get that bubble gum off your paw=we'll be right over to help!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  2. Hi Madi & Mom,

    Bubble gum day is nice Madi but celebrating with it in your paw is not good. I'll bet your Mom can get it out.

    The only fact I remembered was about Fontana Dam. I grew up in the western part of GA not far from Atlanta. My family loved to vacation in North Carolina. The area around Fontana Dam and Grandfather Mountain were favorite detinations. I remember the Linville bridge too, it seemed higher than 80 feet when you were standing in the middle looking down.

    Have a great weekend,
    Judy & Cindi Lou

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  3. I love the Blue Ridge Mts! Be careful where you step, so you don't get stuck!!

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  4. Hi Madi and Madi's Mom! Good facts! Do you know that your red wall is almost the same red wall I have in my TV room!!lol
    Thanks for asking about Penny. She has a very long road ahead of her. The cancer was more than we thought and they ended taking more tongue than we thought but the left side is still left and she can probably still talk and swallow after therapy. Please keep her in your prayers.
    xxoo
    Deborah

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  5. Madi, that's what we love about you! When ever we visit, we always learn something new!!

    And now we gotta go chew some bubblegum...

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  6. Madi, we learned so much from you today....the only fact we knew before was about the Biltmore Estate. Have a wonderful Caturday, dear little friend. xxxxxxx

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  7. Madi, we never even knew it was Bubble gum day - honestly we are not being taught anything over here in Scotland.
    Mum was interested in the Biltmore Estate's winery but did think 250 rooms would be a bit much! Must be huge!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

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  8. How embarrassing. I didn't know any of those facts. Madi, you have a PhD or something? You so smart and knowledgeable. Of course, you did step in the gum...
    Stay warm, kk?
    Twink!

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  9. Hi, Madi!
    Yes... I love when you tell us those facts! I learn a lot!
    Bubble Gum Day?? I guess my mom would love to celebrate it... but she can do it right now!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  10. Now if only Eastern NC would catch up with the western part! :)

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  11. Wow Madi, so much great information!!

    Smileys and bubble gum bubbles!
    Dory

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  12. Who knew that today was Bubble Gum Day? That is a great calender your Mom has. And, I must say, I am impressed with your NC facts today, Madi! Did you know my uncle lives in Asheville?
    Snuggles,
    Twix

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  13. Thanks for the NC fun facts!!!
    I've lived in Charlotte and Jacksonville, and loved both places!

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  14. THANKS for all those facts
    nice to know more about your country :-)

    (Sorry we are late its because I had visitors this weekend I hope you understand !!!)

    ((HUGS)) Kareltje
    greetings anya :-)

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  15. Uh Oh, you didn't stick your paw in one of Mom's bubbles while she was blowing one?

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