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31 July 2012

Travels, Pow Wows, and Life

Uncle Charles came to Strong Sun this year!

We were sitting for quite a while longer than we usually do before getting out on the trail.   The accident I was involved in had a Lot to do with that.  But after about 6 months of sitting we covered over 800 miles, visited with family on Holiday, replaced two bad tires, did back to back pow wows, squeezed in our 17th wedding anniversary , visited the caverns, and returned to a wonderful state Park in Virginia where I had a great herbal study last year. We have been here been here 7 days and I am still trying to catch up on chores and things! 

The Strong Sun pow wow this year had some rain and bad weather forecasts that I think put a damper on turnout.  However, it was an Amazing pow wow with Arvel Bird, John Sarantos, and all of our NC pow wow family in attendance.  I can say that this was truly the coolest (temperature) Strong Sun Pow wow we have had yet... but it was still pretty hot
All Pow wow pictures can be seen on my Flicker and all videos from all pow wows can be seen on my YouTube 

We stayed an extra day after the pow wow and took care of some tire issues.  The guys at Trailers of the East Coast Inc.  took good care of us.  I would Highly recommend them if you are in need and in the area.  See the pictures on Flickr for more shots of the 2007 Daytona 500 car that Clint Boyer crossed the finish line on fire in!!!

Up to the Mountains in Virginia was next, drums of Painted Mountain pow wow.  This was the second time for this particular pow wow.  Arvel Bird performed and it was simply Awesome.  I absolutely LOVE these pow wow grounds up in the mountains.  Definitely check out the video of Arvel doing Cherokee Shuffle, all the dancers had a blast dancing to it.  That Sunday was our 17th Wedding anniversary, we decided we would go to the Dixie Caverns after the pow wow for a couple days to celebrate. 

Dixie caverns was Packed, much more so than the 3 years ago we were there last.  We had a really Cool cavern Tour Guide named Brett, be sure to ask for him if you do the tour!  We stayed 2 nights, but it whizzed by and we were on the road again....

Finally reaching our destination and setting up camp for a few weeks here near Richmond, VA.  As I said, it has been a week and I MAY be finally catching up with things.  I still have plenty of Orders to fill, restocking to do, and i want to squeeze in some hiking and herbal studies.  There are never enough hours in a day!!  The SpiderwrulfNDNSupplies side of the shop did rather well for it's first 2 pow wows set up.  I will be re-stocking the beads and bones and still looking for the unusual type supplies and hard-to-find components.  So let us know what you are looking for.

Blogger is messing with my pictures, I hope they come out... you can always click on the picture to see it fully.  Gotta go and get to work, i have a Roach Spreader that needs to be finished beading, and 2 Dream catcher orders to get done as well. 
Much Love and many prayers