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Planning for Fancy Gap

Planning a trip for us is a very time consuming endeavor but oh how I learn!  We’re leaving Monday for a few days in Fancy Gap, Virginia and I have already learned so much about the area.  I knew it was just off the Blue Ridge Parkway but did not know about the interest and availability of blue grass music.  On tap for one evening is a visit at Floyd’s County Store for dinner and Shapenote Singing.  Although I am a musician of sorts I have never heard of Shapenote Singing so I’m looking forward to hearing that.  We’ll also visit the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax for Mid-Day Music from noon until 4:00.  Quite frankly I never thought I’d enjoy bluegrass but after hearing it while we were in Cedar Key, Florida I knew the harmony was calling me.  As Pat Conroy so aptly put it, “Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers” so we’re off to add some memories to that quiet chamber.

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