Trail of Tears, day two

June 26, 2009 Posted to: MB Trail of Tears

On the second day of the journey, the group headed north towards North Carolina and stopped in Caesar’s Head State Park to admire the view. The park is named for a rock outcropping at about 3300′ that resembles Julius Caesar in profile.

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To tell the truth, we thought we could see a profile of a Roman nose but it wasn’t all that clear that the Roman Emperor was in attendance. Be that as it may, the view is indeed spectacular. With a 2000′ dropoff in front of the bluff, one can see for a long way.

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Table Rock Mountain can be seen in the distance. The young man next to Brigitte said that in the spring, the skys are very clear and the colors are vibrant and very alive from this view. He comes often.

Heading north, the group stopped in Brevard North Carolina at Varner’s Drugstore.

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Now called Rocky & Bullwinkles the soda fountain is still there and we enjoyed some great ice cream.

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The group motored on to Murphy NC where they stayed overnight at the Moorland Heights Motel. The Murphy post office now sits on the site.

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