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Franklin, North Carolina, population 2,873. Since Franklin is famous for its ruby mines, stop first at the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum and get gem fever as you look at the displays. Then roll up your sleeves and go dig for your own; try Gem City Mine where they have guaranteed ruby buckets; Mason Mountain Mine, with assistance for beginners; …
... all sorts of goodies. It was a kinda weird place.
The weirdest experience was a restaurant called 'Dick's Last Resort'. These restaurants are everywhere now that we are aware of them. We walked in to the restaurant and the guy was like 'Welcome to Dick's! Have you been before?' We were like 'No', he then said 'You have heard of us before right?', our response 'Nope'. 'His response 'So you've just ...
... Quickly, we realized we had
gone the wrong way and turned around to take the right fork to a wooden platform
overlooking The Narrows. Eastatoe Creek
drops 600 feet through the preserve, culminating at The Narrows, where it flows
through narrow channels. Heading back
up, we stopped to put some marking tape on a tree indicating that the falls are
to the right, and then made the hike back up.
... aptly name "Harley" in a very expensive and nicely decked-out side car ($7500 - yikes). "Harley", however, looked like she was very much enjoying her ride, as well as the attention she received, and the scenery.
We took Rt 215 off the Parkway....very nice road, except Sandi does NOT like chip-n-seal gravel roads. Very nice twisties, and a few waterfalls along the way.
Stopped to pee at a gas station/Church of The Lord/pastry shop just south ...
... We wished them safe travels, and suggested he park the bike in gear, with his foot on the kickstand....
Still had a very nice day of riding. 268 Miles today. Glad to be in the room and relaxing.
Ate a late lunch at Salty Dog Seafood. There was a bunch of loud bikers there (dirty, rotten bikers) from some completely forgettable motorcycle club; see, I already forgot the name. Completely loud, obnoxious and messy. Could not wait for them ...
Other places to stay in Franklin
531 Snow Hill Road, Franklin | B&Bfrom $125