Sunday, September 18, 2016

Fort Thirumayam, Tamil Nadu, India


In the Summer while visiting family in Southern India we drove from Trichy to Chettinad on the way we spotted this old fort and decided to stop and visit. I am all about stopping and checking out sights on road trips. When I asked the kids what their favorite part of the trip was they mention the bullet cart and climbing on these ancient rocks. 

Fort Thirumayam, Tamil Nadu, India was bult in 1687 by Vijaya Raghunath Sethupathi it was originally a ring fort and has historical significance as an important stronghold of rebel chieftains in the Polygar Wars. Oomathurai, the brother of Panchalankurichi chieftain Kattabomman was captured in this fort. There is a British cannon at the top, so I am sure the British used this too. It offers a great view of the surrounding area. It also features cool big rocks to climb and hide under a fun stop on a journey and part of history. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon is so good in Salsa, be sure to make some before summer ends. This melon was bought in the country near Ladybird farm in Yadkin county North Carolina at a cute roadside place on an honor system. You can see a little clip below. Its a beautiful area with rolling hills, cows, horses and farms. If you ever want to visit my farm your always welcome. 


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