Saturday, June 9, 2012

Here in Big Lick...Pass the salt

This weekend the Virginia and Great Lakes PPA Tours are co-hosting tournaments in Roanoke, Virginia on Course #2 at the Putt-Putt Golf and Games facility.

Here is my album of the course pictures with lines (shots) in the captions
Roanoke #2 Course Pictures

Roanoke is near the Blue Ridge the Blue Ridge mountains which gives the impression that it is a nice, cool, relaxing area.  Unfortunately, this place also seems like it is in a bowl...which means that the thermals turn this place into a cross between a sauna and an Easy-Bake Oven (without the tasty treats).

Post-Civil War this place was known as "Big Lick" due to the large salt piles that were in the area.  The salt piles may be gone, but you can still find flea markets inside of malls hawking reprint Star Wars posters and post-Hiroshima news articles from the local newspapers.  The strange concept of selling reminders of world destruction as art disguises the fact that some of the nicest people in the Commonwealth live here.

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