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Friday, September 23, 2022

Nature and Feline Friday

  Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus


Few more mini vacation photos

While walking around downtown Sparta, NC on September 13

What Sparta, NC, is known for

Sparta is a small town in the mountains of North Carolina population 1,700. It’s known for being “miles away” from other cities in NC but also close enough to other towns when you need to get away for a short time. Sparta is located in the heart of Alleghany County, a county with nearly 11,155 residents. Named for Greek city of Sparta. It is very close to the border of the State of Virginia

Raleigh is 2 hr 56 min (174.2 mi) via I-40 West

Elevation of Sparta 2,927′

Raleigh is centrally located.  We can get to parts of our mountains or the coast in 2 to 3 hours.

Map from Raleigh to Sparta

Google View of sunrise in Sparta on 11/11/21

Aerial view of the sunrise over Sparta 11/11/2021

Photo I took looking toward the mountains

Larry the Lizard was out for a stroll nearby maybe he was shopping for Tooty Fruity 

I should have purchased this t shirt 
It is 100% true.


  1. Gail and Nobby want to know if there is anything particularly Spartan about Sparta.
    Gail should be wearing that tee shirt right now!

  2. we think your sparta is better than the one we saw in our school books... it has Larry, sweets and nice shirts...

  3. Hari OM
    Yeah, I'd say nothing Spartan about it! Something about these shots reminded me of the trip from Sydney to the Blue Mountains in NSW... YAM xx

  4. I like the kitty and shadow picture. Pretty sky pic. I hope you went into the candy store. I would have.

  5. It is that time of year where we also often walk with our shadow at our side. Sparta was in a TV show at one point, but other than that, we don't know much about it.

  6. The sunrise in Sparta is just gorgeous!

  7. what and adventure, so glad you had a short getaway. we have dozens of places that are 1 hour to 2 hours away in any direction. I am married to a ROCK. he will go no where. I have been to everything within a half hour by myself or with a friend but not this far. your lizard is type of lizard but is a blue-tail skink. we had those in Savannah, they were every where. the difference is the skink is more like a snake, liek a combo snake/lizard.

  8. Sir Charles is handsome and so is his shadow.

    Sparta sounds like a place I would enjoy. I love the small towns and avoid the cities.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  9. Sparta sounds like a great place to visit. It looks like you had great weather for your trip, too.

  10. Hugs for Angel Madi ~ Sweet kitty photos ~ glad you had a good trip ~ lovely photos ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Love that shot you took of the sunrise!

    Hugs, Pam

  12. Sparta looks like a beautiful place...with adorable kitties!

  13. Charlie and his shadow look sweet. That is a lovely sunrise over the mountains.

  14. Cute kitty. Looks like a nice place to visit. XO

  15. That does look like a fun place to visit and browse around!

  16. Thank you for the tour and info about Sparta. You must still be having some warm weather for the cute lizard to be out and about!

  17. Charlie is a cutie and Sparta sounds like a nice place to settle down!


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