Love Valley is a small western town in Central NC, just off I-77. You have to see this place to believe it. The town was created by Andy Barker who is now the towns Mayor. He wanted to be a cowboy and created the cowboy town in 1954. This place comes complete with horses, hitching posts, a sheriff, a jail, boardwalks, saloons, and even a general store and hardware store. The roads are dirt, horses only except for loading and unloading.
Apparently there are small ranches in the area around the town. I was there on a quiet weekday morning but residents said the place is busy on the weekends. Love Valley is near Union Grove NC, where the Union Grove Fiddlers Convention is located.
This blog is to show you something interesting, amusing, or just plain fun ! I see a lot of things that are different, and when I travel I seek them out. I enjoy unusual people, structures, signs, cars and places and always try to see them when possible.
I have an affinity for what is disappearing, like old roadside attractions and ways of doing things. I like the offbeat and strange and I seek them out. I am amazed by talented quirky people and just people of all kinds. It is not unusual for me to drive off the dedicated route to see something, and not tell whoever is with me what they are about to see, then around the turn, there it is ! It might be a UFO or a church, a African Village or a group of statues made of concrete in the middle of nowhere.
I hope this blog will inspire you to look around for the interesting, different and unusual too, it is not hard to find and once you see it you will find it everywhere !
So this is what I hope to do, find the things that interest me and show them to you. I hope you will enjoy them.