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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dragon Tails and Normal Life

Have you heard of the Tail of the Dragon?
It's an 11-mile stretch of 318 mountainous curves on US 129 in our area that motorcyclists from all over the world come here to "slay". (Yeah boy.)
There are a lot of accidents on the road during warmer weather because some ride it hoping to take home bragging rights on how fast they took those 318 curves.

We've started to drive it several times, but each time there was too much traffic to enjoy it so as the weather has been too cold for the normal crowd to be there we decided to do just that.

 Gate & fence to a business along the way.
True, there were lots of curves... and this day lots of ice on the rocks along the side of the road...

And a few more dragon tails, but not much else. Oh, there were 100-foot drop-offs at the edge of the road, but my thoughts were unless you have a death wish, it's really not so pleasant of a drive. If you'd like to experience it via youtube click here for a safe ride from your chair.

Safely home, I made up a batch of pepperoni rolls. Any yeast bread recipe will do. After the first rising roll the dough into walnut sized balls then flatten...

Place a couple of sandwich-size pepperoni slices on the dough.


 and seal the edge of the dough.

Then bake for about 15-20 mins. at 375º F until golden brown.
They make a great snack. I put them in Goodman's lunchbox for his afternoon break.

Normal is good. ;) Have a great week, y'all!

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