Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bridged

About three of you guessed that this man is not real, and he isn't! He swings in front of the Natural Bridge Wax Museum, beckoning people to come in. He has been there ever since I can remember and maybe he is made if wax, I am not sure. I posted it because I recently heard that Natural Bridge and it's surrounding caverns, hotels and museums are ALL up for sale!! How can you sell a natural wonder? It was once owned by Thomas Jefferson, so I guess if a person can own it, then they can sell it.
There is a little German Restaurant on the way to Natural Bridge that many people stop at. They make homemade German meals and serve them family style, with big bowls on the table.  They feature accordion players and have a nutcracker collection.People around here either hate this place or love it. My header is in their yard.
And last but not least, here is a picture of Natural Bridge that I found on the web, just so you can see what I'm talking about. We live less than an hour away.


“Because I am God, your personal God,
    The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:
    all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to me!
    That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,
    trade the creation just for you.”
Isaiah 43

18 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

I knew the man wasn't real but you stumped me on the location! I've not been in the wax museum but have been to the bridge many times. I've seen that restaurant. I think it's on the road that I take to get to the interstate from Stuarts Draft.

Best,
Bonnie

Ma said...

I used to work in a restaurant with uniforms similar to those.

Laurie said...

what a great restaurant!! The food sounds good too! The natural bridge is amazing, I would love to visit there!

Sandra said...

that natural bridge is awesome. i would snap myself silly. maybe the owners are tired of dealing with tourists... never really thought about who owns something like this.. and now i wonder who owns it. Phil looks like he is havig a good time

Donna said...

I just pray it's bought by an American! SO much of our land is being bought up by foreigners...so sad what is happening to our country...
hughugs

HOOTIN ANNI said...


Eidleweiss...that is white flower in German.

Loved this share today Ginny. Anything of historical value is deemed a worthy blog post. If only I had mega millions. I would buy it.


Yesterday you asked: "So there really was a Popeye and this story is about him?"....no, he isn't the 'real' popeye.

Tamago said...

Wow he looked real in your last post! The German restaurant looks lovely. I love their beautiful yard. I've never been to a restaurant that features accordion. Must be fun!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Ginny Well at lest I knew he was not alive. I wondered if you thought he was wax, would he not melt in a heat over there. I loved the last shots the best.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Natural Bridge is just under an hour from us too. I have never eaten at that German place. I don't care for German food much (well, I do love cabbage - just not all that sausage business). I bet my husband would like it though.

We recently went to Natural Bridge - KENTUCKY! Who knew they had one too!

Space ice cream is in a foil packet, and is not cold. It's a little square of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. You break off pieces and it dissolves in your mouth and tastes exactly like ice cream!

Chatty Crone said...

You know Ginny - I wonder how they can sell that too. We have some German areas about an hour and half from here - but none close - I love German food - do you? sandie

Ann said...

oh wow, that natural bridge is amazing. I would love to see that. Sounds strange that they could sell something like that
So are you and Phil the kind of people who love or hate that German restaurant?

SquirrelQueen said...

I suppose there are lots of attractions on private property but it still seems odd to see one up for sale. I love German food

The fountain is one I bought for the kitties a few months ago. It's stainless steal so it can go in the dish washer for cleaning. They love it.

Rose said...

I love that natural bridge! I take it you guys like the restaurant???

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Looks like a very fun place for a tasty bite to eat! My kind of restaurant. Have a great day tomorrow!

Dee said...

A wax museum...i would never have guessed. I sure hope you will take a drive to the natural bridge...it is amazingly beautiful.

Melanie said...

Natural Bridge is such a neat place! I've never been to the wax museum. We were with the school kids on a field trip, and that wasn't part of the day's plans.

Annie said...

Why would anyone not like this place? Just looking at these pictures is enough to inspire a love-fest.

Karin said...

I would love to visit there! So beautiful!