Sunday, August 13, 2006

Home Sweet Home!

Where's the "tired" mood button?  Computer time says 12:11am Monday morning that is.....arrived home 11:30pm.

We had a nice time. 

Drove up Friday, found the High Country Inn in Boone NC, took pictures, hit the grocery store for air freshener, dined & hit the sack!

Fri night it rained and continued thru Saturday.  After a quick donut, we stopped in a Gem Mine so Miss Tara could stake her claim.  Not a bad deal.  Since the rain was continuing 80% in the area, we headed on West into Tennesee on a rural road.  I do mean rural.  Had lunch, dropped by a (pitiful) museum, then headed back to Boone. 

Dropped Mr Man off for a nap and T & I headed to Tweetsie Railroad....we were there at 4:20 and the girl said "if you're not planning to come back tomorrow, wait till 4:30 and I'll only charge you $10 each".  Oh yeah, I'm waiting!  Beat the heck outta $46!  HELLO!  Next train was at 5pm, so we browsed.  After the ride, we went into the saloon for a cute show.  Back to the Inn at 6:15!  Dinner out at LoneStar. 

Sunday.....Up and let's go.  I already had tickets for Grandfather Mountain, so that was our FIRST stop.  Nice day too!  65 degrees and a light wind.  Tara not only walked over the swinging bridge she went on to the tip of the mountain edge.  Some clouds rolled by and that always excites her.  Now down the mountain a bit to the Museum for Lunch and then the Animal Habitat.  Bears, bears and otters, and deer, and cats....that's about it.  Lots of greenery.

Heading South on 221/105 runs us into Linville Falls.  I jumped on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a bit to get us over to the Falls.  Tara and I hiked the .5 mile up to the falls, took pics and back to the truck.  Tom & his bad knee wouldn't have made it at all!  

Then it was back on 221 S to Linville Cavern.  At least they only charge $6/adults $4/kids....just a big, cool, orange cave.  I know, I know...there is history to it, but NO WINDOWS HELLO!  Had to keep re-assuring Tara that it was OK.

Wanted to get to Little Switzerland, but time was running out.  If it had not rained on Saturday then we could have made the Falls & Cavern our FIRST stops instead of the last. 

Well, maybe next time we'll head over to Cherokee and Maggie Valley.  That's much more fun, especially if we go back to the Biltmore House.  Believe it or not, Tara loved that place.  I want to see it at Christmas all decorated.

I'll post some of the pictures later.........right now I need to count some sheep..............zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


queeniemart said...

Got pics? If so, i can not wait to see them.....the little getaway sounds like so much fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself. Get some rest.
Love you,
lisa jo

bobbysgirl8584 said...

I am so glad you had such a good time!!! Please share some pictures with us if you can.

emabecmar said...

so glad you had a good time. can't wait to see the pics.

nolefan38 said...

my mom loves the Biltmore house...... hugs, Sherry

springangel235 said...

So glad you had a great time and looking forward to the photos...hugs and love,

deshelestraci said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!  I like that part of the world.  

garnett109 said...

Great little vacation, wish my legs would let me do it!

chat2missie said...

That sounds like a great time!

am4039 said...

sounds like a lot of fun. I went into a cave once. We had a good time.

dondieroy said...

We spent a week in Cherokee in June.  We love it up there.  My SIL/BIL have bought a house in Maggie Valley...  My whole family will go in October to Balsam, NC... ( right outside of Maggie)...  I love the area..  
take care,

lifes2odd said...

Can't wait to see the pictures! :-)

cacklinrosie101 said...

Sounds like you had fun.  I would absolutely love to go to the Biltmore.  Now, that's being added to my list.  Man, I would be whooped after all that, too.  HUGS  Chris