Saturday, July 22, 2006

Contest Winner !


This picture is for Ellen, a faithful reader and kind commentator. She guessed correctly what was on the other side of the building featured in our " Bay Window " posting of July 17. This is confirmation of her winning entry. Here's her comment: Ellen said...

"Ah. A familiar sight! If I'm not mistaken, a folksy depiction of Old Glory graces the right side of that building.

Have enjoyed your Irish travels, but am glad to have you roaming local lanes again. Highway 6 is an old favorite of mine."

Actually the contest was not announced and was a bit of a secret. It was so secret that we were not aware of it either, but thanks to Ellen we now have a winner of the unknown contest. We were saving this for July 4, 2007, but just could not resist replying with this picture. Can anyone guess the air pressure in the right front tire?

Each posting could be considered a contest of sorts. We invite all readers to tell us something they know or guess which might not be obvious in the posted photos. If we miss something or post incorrect descriptions, please let us know. Thanks again Ellen.


Anonymous Ellen said...

I WON!? Gosh, it was a secret to me as well. But I am deeply honored. Thank you!

A couple of months ago I wandered Highway 6 from Columbia en route to Hell Hole Swamp. That little building was among several that caught my eye. During that trip I photographed many American flags.

Further back, toward St. Matthews, were two unusual sights. One was a bean field dotted with cross-like scarecrows. In the middle rose an American flag. A few miles along, a driveway was decorated with an assemblage of large bones, topped again by the Red, White, and Blue.

The 6 has unending personality!

Thanks for the prize. (Uh, what'd I win?)

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Ellen said...

Oh yes, my son replies, "32 psi."

1:13 AM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Well, he's got the manufacturer's recommended PSI down right and that's what we're running. He took a chance that we'd be following the rules. Gutsy move.

2:20 AM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Thanks again, Ellen. We truly enjoy both comments and especially leads for exploring the unusual. Yes, Old Hwy 6 is a ribbon of personality. We have probably seen those cross-like scarecrows, but the US Flag in the boneyard we did not see, but will take a better look tomorrow.

Does any one spot along that road stand out as your favorite ?

2:31 AM  
Anonymous Ellen said...

Couldn't begin to pick a favorite spot. That particular trip turned into one delight after another. Even in Santee, which isn't the quaintest of places.

It was the weekend before Memorial Day and I planned to visit Sweatman's Barbeque, but couldn't remember exactly how to get there. In Santee, VFW volunteers were selling poppies out in the street.

Bingo! I asked the fellow who sold me my poppy; he grinned and hollered across to another fellow who ran over with directions, and I got my 'que.

That doesn't happen just everywhere. I love South Carolina.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Yes, Ellen, South Carolina is a very special place. We tend to favor those communities around Eutawville, Elloree, Holly Hill and points off of #6 and Hwy 176.

Schwettmann's is our favorite BBQ destination. We passed up on some good places along the way with Schwettmann's in mind last Saturday, but they were on vacation. We hunted for the scarecrow of the boneyard, but no luck so far. We're still on the case.

12:15 AM  

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