Well, we had a WONDERFUL time in the mountains!! :happydance: It was nigh on ideal...
We stayed in Blowing Rock at this great little hotel just off of the main street. Perfect for walking around the town instead of driving - bonus! It was nice and quiet, the room was huge and the beds were INCREDIBLY comfortable!! And, it was directly across the street from a yarn store!! Unfortunately we were there Sun-Mon and they were closed both days!!! :verysad: Oh well, another reason to go back!
The trees were already full of color and the weather was absolutely PERFECT! Sunny, blue skies, warm in the sun, cool and clear at night... lovely! I'm sure this weekend will be the peak for the tree colors, but it was getting close.
The sole purpose for the weekend was relaxation and we did! We shopped for apples, cider, handmade fudge, wine and cheese. We ate at fantastic restaurants and spent the evening knitting at the cozy hotel.
Monday we drove down the Blue Ridge Parkway and just marvelled at all of the sites. Along the way we stopped and walked up to view Linville Falls and then had a picnic. We ended up getting off the Parkway at Asheville, had dinner at a fantastic Mediterranian place and then made our way back home. WONDERFUL
My friend was here from Sat-Tues and when we weren't in the mountains, we were going to a couple LYS and knitting. It was such a great girlie weekend and a great way for two old friends to reconnect and relax.
We never made it to Mt. Airy but i would have liked to have gone. I bet it was a lot of fun, Foothills!
Thanks for all the suggestions!