Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Mountain Bound

Well I just did it.....been contemplating heading to the Mountains of NC for a little while now and I just booked our rooms for this weekend.  WOOOO HOOOO.  Now I'm not a mountain girl, but Miss Tara wants to visit, so, why not.  Everyone needs a little get away every now and then.  Boone here we come!

Not sure where we'll start....Grandfather Mountain is a beautiful site and so is Blowing Rock.  Also Linville Caverns are just up the road and so is Tweetsie Railroad.  Gonna leave early enough Friday morning to be able to get there and still have time to take in the area.  It's about 6 hours from home.  Up 40 to Winston Salem (RJR Tobacco country and home of the Wake Forest Deacons) then hit 421 to Boone (Appalachian State Univ.).

I said a while back that we needed to quit lazying around and take little get aways.  That's what I'm gonna plan to do.  We'll see how it goes.

September I'm thinking of a trip either to Charlotte, Richmond or Williamsburg to one of the theme parks.

October & November will be busy weekends with Nutcracker Ballet practice.

December of course is Christmas, that will be a trip to TAMPA!  I've always wanted to see the Biltmore House in Asheville NC all decorated for Christmas, but....I'll be glad to have my weekends back in Dec after Nutcracker!

Let's see how many of these things I actually accomplish!

23 comments:

deshelestraci said...

Didn't you just get a pool?  I thought that was the great vacation at home!  Just kidding.  The mountains sound nice.  In fact we are probably going to the mountains in September.
Traci

chat2missie said...

Your next couple of months are planned out!
Missie

jckfrstross said...

have fun:)

Deb

barebytes said...

Cool, sounds like you are all set for a fast and traveling summer. I hear the moutains are great out your way. Man, you are going to be one busy lady for sure. Just make sure you have plenty of fun to write about. Hugs Lanny

garnett109 said...

have a great time make sure we get to see some wilderness on your blog !

allisonm96 said...

Way to go! A little getaway will do ya good! Have a nice time!

angcrewswife said...

Dang girl you are going to be a busy little bee huh. I hope you have a great time!

dcmeyer420 said...

Yup, NC is beautiful. We always go there in the winter. My stepMIL is from Marion and they built a house on Mt. Nebo. Love the bridge at Grandfather's Mtn and the caverns should be nice and cool this time of the year. Don't forget, you'll be a stone throw away from Dollywood in that neck of the woods. Enjoy!  Too bad we're going away for Christmas or I'll ask you to swing by Pensacola from Tampa or I can drive there to see you (Maria Andretti here, I make Tampa in five hours from Pensacola!). Have fun! Hugs.  

robinngabster said...

Sounds like a great idea.  I know what it is like to get in a rutt and just do the same old thing all the time.  Weekend or day trips are the best!!   Just enough time to see some cool stuff, hopefully not spend too much money and have a reall good time.

Take lots of pics.  I am a total mountain/outdoors kinda girl so I would have loved to tag along!!!!!

bobbysgirl8584 said...

Sounds like fun...ENJOY!!! the summer is going by so quickly; I hate to even think about what is coming up in the next few months. Sounds like you are going to be pretty too!! enjoy your getaway.
Maria

bobbysgirl8584 said...

Sounds like fun...ENJOY!!! the summer is going by so quickly; I hate to even think about what is coming up in the next few months. Sounds like you are going to be pretty busy too!! enjoy your getaway.
Maria

cacklinrosie101 said...

Ooo, way to go.  Sounds like a nice get away.  Take me...lol.  Busch Gardens in Williamsburg rocks and so does King's Dominion in Richmond.  Now, you're heading north into my neck of the woods.  I'm only about 4 hrs from Richmond.  HUGS  Chris

queeniemart said...

Come get me and take me with you. I am a real cheap date. lol

ENJOY BABE!
love,lisa

newsworthy822 said...

cool, sounds awesome, I love the mountains. I like little getaways. They keep you refreshed for the repetition of everyday life! LOL!
HUGS
Melissa

mpnaz58 said...

Ooooh, have a great time!!
xoxo ~Myra

am4039 said...

it sounds like a great time. Have fun.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

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rayne1123 said...

sounds great! i hope you accomplish all of these wonderful gettaways! enjoy the mountians
noelle

eml625 said...

I'll be heading your way Saturday, by Saturday night, I'll be in Willimington NC !!! Then Sunday to Myrtle Beach SC!!
I will try and call you.
hugs,
Ellen

trickeytricky said...

Sounds like you are going to have your hands full these next few months! Enjoy your trip to the Mts. though, that will be fun fun fun!

Amanda :)
http://journals.aol.com/trickeytricky/CountryMyKindaLivin

mastersblynn said...

You forgot about your trip to Texas to visit me!!!

xxroxymamaxx said...

You're coming to Tampa?  Wow, hey that's my neck of the woods.  I want to come to the mountains. lol  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

lifes2odd said...

OH!! I spent some summers up in the Boone/Grandfather mountain area when I was a teenager. I love it up there! Beautiful! Have fun! :-)

Don't forget we have a date for drinks in Tampa in December!

Martha :-)