Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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Scott

Today was a better than yesterday!!  I was up early this morning. I got up at 6:00am and left the hotel by 7:15am. I picked Scott up and headed to McDonald's for some breakfast. Then we were on our way up to the mountains.

Our first stop is Blowing Rock, North Carolina. A great little town with shops and restaurants. We walked the sidewalks taking pictures of the old buildings and parks. It was Sunday and early in the morning and there were few people about. We spent about 45 minutes in town and we were off to our next destination. The snow was really falling up in the mountains.

We drove onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and headed south towards the Linn Cove Viaduct.

  This was the last part of the parkway to be completed. It was finally finished in 1987. It is a great work of engineering and blends into the mountain.  Along the way we were very lucky to see a deer come onto the road. I stopped the car and we both watched the deer cross. Before I could get my camera ready the deer was gone. This time of year the traffic on the parkway is minimal and gave me a great chance to stop and take a few pictures of the viaduct from the parkway.

We continued on to our next place of interest Sugar Mountain Ski Area. It being a three weekend because of MLK Day and it was snowing, the parking lot was full. We decided not to get into all the traffic. We decided to leave and head back to Blowing Rock for lunch. We stopped for lunch at the Six Pence Restaurant and Pub.

Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway
  We both ordered Sheapard's Pie and a salad. DELICIOUS!! A review coming soon. It was around 2:00 pm and we both decided to head back to Charlotte. It was a two hour drive back and we wanted to be home before it got dark.

We made back to Scott's house without any problems. We walked the dog and looked at some more pictures. It seems that we were hungry all the time and decided to get some dinner early and that I had to be up at 3:00am to turn in my rental car and get to the airport to catch my flight at 6:00am. I wish I had some more time because we both were having a great time. We went to restaurant close to his house called Firebirds. We tried last night to eat here but it was a 90 minute wait. The interior was beautiful inside consistent with that of a rustic log lodge. The prices were on the exspensive side but we started with some Coconut Shrimp in a habinero sauce. BAMM!!  He ordered an awesome steak burger loaded with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and onions. And I had wood grilled salmon with steam veggies and real mashed pototoes. Both of our dishes were delicious. The brought a fresh loaf of bread with butter to eat with your meal. Michelle was our waitress and did a fantastic job taking care of us!!

We headed back to the house and I headed back to my hotel. What a great city. I have throughly enjoyed myself and it has been great seeing my old friend again. Looking forward to coming back!!

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Scott
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Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Park…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Par…
Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock, NC
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Scott
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Bob Timberlake, a famous artist f…
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A cold Janruary morning
A cold Janruary morning
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Scott
Scott
Scott
Scott climbing the rock wall
Scott climbing the rock wall
Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock, NC
Scott, we stopped along the Blue R…
Scott, we stopped along the Blue …
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Me
Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway wit…
Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway wi…
A view from the Blue Ridge Parkway
A view from the Blue Ridge Parkway
Awesome!!
Awesome!!
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Me
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Park…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Par…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Park…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Par…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Park…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Par…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Park…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Par…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Park…
Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Par…
Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain
Scott
Scott
Frozen!!
Frozen!!
The Six Pence, a great place for l…
The Six Pence, a great place for …
Sugar Mountain just East of Booe, …
Sugar Mountain just East of Booe,…
Sugar Mountain
Sugar Mountain
Great place in Charlotte for dinner
Great place in Charlotte for dinner
Great place in Charlotte for dinner
Great place in Charlotte for dinner
Coconut Shrimp
Coconut Shrimp
Me and Abbey, Scotts dog
Me and Abbey, Scott's dog
Me and Abbey, Scotts dog
Me and Abbey, Scott's dog
Me and Abbey, Scotts dog
Me and Abbey, Scott's dog
Me and Abbey, Scotts dog
Me and Abbey, Scott's dog
Scott and Abbey
Scott and Abbey
Scott and Abbey
Scott and Abbey
Scott and Abbey
Scott and Abbey
The sweetest dog ever!!
The sweetest dog ever!!
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Me
Me
Me
Blowing Rock Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Six Pence Pub
A neat little place to stop and eat lunch. We were here on Sunday and it does not open until noon. Both Scott and I had the Sheapard's Pie with a sala… read entire review
Blowing Rock
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