Sunday Morning Coming Down - CHAPEL cHILLin' With the Gravy Boys 9-19-2010
Today I start out with no firm destination set.
I actually saw quite a different bicycle ride than I took.
I rode over to Carrboro and Chapel Hill from Hillsborough.
I also went by the University of North Carolina.
The shortest distance to Weaver Street is 14 miles and that's taking "Old 86" straight over.,
Another route can be Orange Grove to Kimbro, to Borland, to Authur Minnis, to Union Grove Ch. Rd., to Dairy Land, to Old 86 to Greensboro Rd. This can be about 17 miles to Weaver Street.
My route was heading westward out Ben Johnson to Number 10, to Mt. Willing, to Chestnut, to Borland, to Authur Minnis, to Union Grove Ch. Rd., to Dairy Land, to Old 86 to Greensboro Rd. This longer route is about 19 miles over to Weaver Street.
I returned to Hillsborough with the 17 mile route in reverse.
In total with the ride around campus I rode 40 miles from Hillsborough.
19 miles over to Weaver St.
17 miles back to Hillsborough
and 4 miles around Chapel Hill from Carrboro.
Walk Around Chapel Hill:
If you start at the Weaver Street Market you could park near there and have a great walk over to the University of North Carolina.
This way you could dine and listen to music after your walk.
All is depending on the weather and week-end.
This is a great walk, if you consider a four mile walk great.
If four miles is too much drive and park closer to the UNC campus.There are many parking lots to help.
Weaver Street Market is the end of Carrboro and the beginning of Chapel Hill.
Weaver Street runs into East Main just beyond the "Market".
Left on East Main. Stay on East Main and it will turn into Franklin Street.
I basically walked straight as possible until I got to the campus and the "sun dial" or Morehead planetarium. Hey! Check it out! I walked through the sundial plaza and over to the green.
I then just took right turns back to Franklin Street but not before enjoying the green area and so much in such a short time.
But come back to Weaver Street and enjoy some great music.
Weaver Street Market & University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
The Gravy Boys at Merlefest 2009
I thought this video might be an okay video to introduce a multifaceted, simple, complex, down to earth, eccentric, rock and roll, urban, country, blue grass band!!!
the GRAVY BOYS!
There isn't much on youtube about them now.
When I get a chance, I'll buy one or two of their CDs.
Their live performances are such a kick!
They really get into their "work"!
Which way? Which way?
Which way do I go today?
There's nothing to lose,
And so much to choose.
I quickly came to my crossroad.
I want to ride where others rode.
I'll try to greet,
Every cyclist I meet.
I'll follow the sound of a Whippoorwill.
And I'm sure I'm heading to Chapel Hill.
Perhaps some pics at Weaver Street.
It's where the coolest people meet.
Would you look at that parasol y'all!
I've been wanting to give Carrboro Town a call.
We've got some great weather.
People are coming together.
I'll come back around,
But first I'm off to Chapel Hill Town.
I'll take this right, they call East Main.
Do I hear Aretha's "Chain, Chain, Chain"?
Up ahead is famous Franklin Street.
It's where most Tarheels meet.
This is a walk of Carolina fame,
They cry blue tears for a basket-ball game.
There's so much to see.
Walking and biking are free.
And here is a "HAZMAT" store,
I had hazmat training, as a fireman, before.
Sunday Morning is coming down,
Here in big little Chapel Hill Town.
It's too early to get a bicycle chain,
From the "BICYCLE CHAIN".
Restaurants and cafes,
You know I like cyclists in my photos.
Here are two guys in funny clothes.
It's Sunday and Chapel Hill is coming alive.
With swarming blue bees on a blue beehive.
I love even blurred, smiling faces,
As these, I see, in surprising places.
I'll turn to the right and let these guys go.
They're taking the morning off and cruising slow.
We have blue clothes, blue books and more,
Here at Chapel Hill's Tarheel Book Store.
"Saturday-night at the movies,
Who cares what movie you see,
As you're huggin' your my baby,
In the last row of the balcony?"
Can you learn of Dean Smith's "FOUR CORNERS" here?
I'm sure you can, if you buy enough beer.
Many have plod this pleasant ground,
All sought knowledge and knowledge was found.
It's almost time for me to turn around.
I can see Sunday Morning is coming down.
This institute of higher learning,
Can keep one's fire for knowledge burning.
My my! Where does the time go?
Ask anyone! No-one seems to know.
I'm very sure this clock is slow!
And so it is, I have to go.
There are so many smart things to see.
I just hope some smart things rub off on me.
God blessed this day with a pleasant breeze,
And small children who swing in trees.
A statue for learners who left to fight.
Some would enter into that bright light.
Here is a wonderful surprise,
To bless these tired, blurry eyes.
A meeting place and so "appropo".
It's for the free and "bonded" Negro,
Who helped build this world we enjoy today.
So, sit here, for a moment. Rest. What do you say?
Sooner or later we will all come to see,
That if one is in chains, none of us are free.
Sit at this tree and contemplate.
"I think, therefore I narrate."
If I become too wise,
Will that change my helmet size?
Oh my, I'm getting heady!
Perhaps I'm too smart already.
Surely there's hope for me yet.
Well...if I don't forget.
There are so many places to pray.
I can pray, on my way.
This is a great place to stop or start.
It's the Ackland. A Museum of Art!
I'll take the left here at this light.
So far, every turn has been right.
And so..yikes! That dress is high.
I mean...my, what a beautiful sky.
Franklin Street has so much charm.
And each shop's greeting is warm.
Many are the places of pleasure.
"Time After Time" is a source of treasure.
And here is an off-the-beaten-path park.
Stop and have a picnic, on a lark.
But Sunday Morning is coming down.
On Weaver Street, in Carrboro Town.
CHAPEL cHILLin' With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #1
Watch the video.
Listen to the music.
Watch the children.
Be the children.
Looks to be another Sunday school,
As children know the Golden Rule.
CHAPEL cHILLing With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #2
Sunday morning is coming down,
And the GRAVY BOYS slow it down.
God bless the meek and kind.
God, please help us all rewind.
CHAPEL cHILLin' With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #3
Pick it up GRAVY BOYS. The kids like it fast!
Stretch that song and make it last!
They plant new sod every spring,
Children wear it out as they play and sing.
CHAPEL cHILLin' With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #4
This video ran out with my camera memory. But you can see how versatile they are with..."It's the time, Of the season....
I see my brothers and sisters of the saddle are having their after the "Brunch Ride" brunch.
CHAPEL cHILLin' With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #5
I made this video with the little memory I had left, but it's "Folsum Prison"!!!
I like their "showmanship" here:
When I was just a baby,
My Mama told me son.
Always be a good boy,
Don't ever play with guns.
Cause I shot a man in Reno,
Just to watch him die.
When I hear that whistle blowin'
I hang my head and cry.
Chapel Hill has Tarheel fame.
But as far as I can see,
Both Chapel Hill and Carrboro,
Are really suburbs of UNC.
And may God bless you,
from Micky Dee
Well! How about A Walk Around Downtown Durham, North Carolina?
How about a A Walk Around Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina?