Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina, about an hour north of Charlotte, is an elegant winery situated on 72 acres with award-winning wines that will please any taste.  Owned by famed Nascar team owner Richard Childress, this is the largest winery in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley wine-growing region.

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The Welshfield Inn in Troy Township, Ohio is a beautiful colonial style restaurant situated on 19 acres in the Ohio countryside. I’ll describe this as casual fine dining with country charm. The Inn has fantastic food and an impressive history.

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“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair”. Do you remember this great line from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale story?  Every time I see a castle I’m reminded of this delightful story. The damsel in distress peering out of the castle tower waiting to be saved by her prince charming. Did you know we actually have quite a few castles right here in the state of Ohio?

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There are still a few places left in Florida that we call Old Florida. Cedar Key is definitely one of those unspoiled spots. No amusement parks or crowds.   Located on the west coast off of Hwy 19 North on the Gulf of Mexico, you will take SW State Road 24, a 20 mile relaxing ride into Cedar Key. I’ve done this trip many times on a motorcycle. It’s an easy ride with usually very little traffic so half the fun is actually getting there.

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In Ashland, Ohio right off Hwy 71 at US 250 is Grandpa’s Cheesebarn & Sweeties Jumbo Chocolates. I’ve been coming here for many years and have enjoyed every trip.  Yes, it is two levels of cheese heaven.

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