BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... bags early. I had checked the weather at the hostel the day before and seen that it was supposed to rain on Saturday, so on Friday I decided to do a short day and go only 9 miles to Roan Mountain, TN, (a town named after the mountain, I guess, not back to the mountain I just climbed) and another hostel. I had, in my naivete, thought the views of the day before were good. They dripped mediocrity when compared to the view from the top of Hump Mountain, the last big climb ...
Rain again but we managed not to get wet with 2 hail storms! In between, Dev took us to the Blue Ridge Parkway and across the Linn Cove Viaduct, then up Grandfather Mountain. Rises to 5946 feet. At the top is the Mile High Swing Bridge, at 5280 ...
Woke to rain and mist, but hoped it would improve. Unfortunately it did not, poured all day. Great family gathering for lunch of all Sara's family. Her Dad, Bill; brother Adam, wife Emily and children Rayley, Carson, Lucy and Rory; sister Maggie, children Caelin and Joni, and her mother-in-law Gail. Lovely to see them all again as we had not seen them since Andrew and Sara's ...
... to get a better view. Spotted the sign about Tom Dula (always thought he was Tom Dooley)
On and off the parkway, due to detours, through rolling farmland, until we reached Boone. More deer and several turkeys. Boone is named for the famous pioneer and explorer, Daniel Boone.
Arrived at Banner Elk, home of Rick and Dev, Sara' s family and Andrew's in laws. Great to see them again, having last seen them at the ...
Chris and I wanted to set up a travel blog so that our friends and family could see what we are up to while we are abroad in Italy on our Honeymoon in May! Keep checking in, if all goes well we will be posting pictures and stories from our trip :)