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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:49 am 
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having discussion with my wife.. she is saying first palm trees are seen at south of the border... but i remember seeing a palm tree somewhere in NC heading south...If i remember correctly it is on the right hand side heading southbound.... I dont remember where though this is..im trying to look on google maps but thats like a needle in a haystack without knowing general idea where? Please help me win this argument? LOL..


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:09 pm 
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I have seen some good-looking palm trees in both Wilmington and Raleigh, NC

You can actually google 'names of palm trees in NC' (without the quotes) to view more.

What we have here in MB are Palmettos, and there are 5 species native to SC:
Sabal palmetto, Sabal minor, Pindo palm, Saw palm and Needle palm.

Or are you are limiting the NC palm trees view to only I95?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:00 pm 
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I don't have any idea where the first one on 95 is, but I know when I start seeing palm (or palmetto) trees then I'm heading in the right direction. Always a big part of the trip to see the "first" one.

I remember one time looking at a map showing the growing range for the palm family. It was surprising just how far north that you can grow certain varieties.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:06 pm 
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Ah yes: the infamous first palm tree sighting. There are plenty of them in North Carolina along route 74 near Laurinburg. Music to my eyes.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:06 pm 
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>...when I start seeing palm (or palmetto) trees then I'm heading in the right direction
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Better than a GPS! :clown:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:24 pm 
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Terry and my kids think I am nuts but I always say...the sky looks different and I can smell the ocean as soon a we get close to Rockingham, NC and get on 74 east!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:56 pm 
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Well, I know FOR SURE there is the scent of the ocean in Myrtle Beach. I don't think about it until I go away. And when I go home to Roanoke, there's the smell of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the hills. I truly believe I could be in one place or the other, and I wouldn't even need to open my eyes to know where I am.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:43 pm 
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I agree Patrish!

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Patrish - I don't think I realized you guys were from Roanoke. That is my hometown as well. I grew up there and my sister and her family are still in Roanoke. We have lived in Columbia, Maryland for some time now, but Roanoke will always be home. Someone was asking me tonight at dinner about the famous hot dog place in Roanoke.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:54 am 
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Off topic, sorry, but yes. I worked at The Roanoke Times for 26 years before we moved here in 1998. I'll be going back in March for a dinner honoring Beth Macy for her best selling non-fiction book "Factory Man."

You're thinking of the Texas Tavern (seats 21 people, one at a time.)
https://www.google.com/search?q=texas+t ... 8&oe=utf-8

If you are on Facebook, find me there. Lots of Roanoke friends!

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