Fairways of the Mountains
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... do we do next? Something inside! Biltmore estate, house gardens winery and village is very big around here. So we went. Oh no 60$ to get in. Not in our budget. We went to Walmart bought a bottle of wine and few bits and pieces, Maggie has brought a new camera so she can load it on her iPad so she does not need to take out her iPad everyday! We are off to Tennessee ...
... side wall of one of the caravan tyres and it was deflating. Fortunately we were able to drive the short distance to Sears Autocare and have the tyre replaced. At least we were not having to do it on the side of a mountain road.
The Great Smoky Mountains and the Parkway continues in Tennessee. We wanted to see Cades Cove as it is particularly picturesque and it is the season to see some of the wildlife including the black bears and the deer. Unfortunately for us it ...
- Met up with Jim and Darlene, who were with us on the Panama Canal cruise my sister and I took last November for lunch. They are staying in Ashville, NC so half way was Spruce Pines. We found a great restaurant for lunch.....Mountain View. It certainly lived up to their name.
- On the way back to Boone, I stopped at Linville Caverns.
- Next adventure was a trip to West Jefferson to go to the Ashe County cheese factory and get some ...
... followed the two iconic tourist roads, the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, deviating only to find accommodation. The journey south was taken at a genteel pace as it doesn't do to be too anti-social in the speed restricted National Parks and Forests. That and the fact that our knobby tyres were by then as bald as a billiard ball and not in any shape for spirited riding. Ah well, another administrative problem that needed a solution.
... to sell; their now 1000 acres to the State of North Carolina. At t his time, the State has purchased an additional 5,000 acres to preserve the land and to one day have more recreational opportunities in Hickory Nut Gorge.
Three of the more popular movies filmed in and around Chimney Rock are "The Last of the Mohicans"; "Firestarter"; and "A Breed Apart".