Travel Blogs from Franklin
6th November 2013
Start: Greene's Motel, 1377 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, North Carolina
Finish: Sapphire Inn, 761 East Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina
Well we have now ticked over the 1000 mile mark for our trip. Still a few more to go! Today we started off early, around 8ish, but in rain and fog …
So I'm in Franklin and it's snowing today. I can only imagine what it's doing in the mountains. The town is full of hikers. I took today off, heading back into the hills tomorrow. Let me go back a couple of days and update you on my adventure.
Did a 12 mile day and my first sunny day. It got up to 60! I'm getting stronger by …
... 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 ...
... way to visit this waterfall by
heading through private property – Asbury Hill Methodist Camp. Justine had emailed the camp and got
permission to hike through their property and the gate code to enter the premises. Past the gate, we drove through the camp and
parked near the basketball hoops. As we
were getting ready, a girl who worked their greeted us and gave us a couple of
maps. We thanked her and ...
Todd was up at the crack of dawn again. Very chilly and foggy this morning. Quick breakfast at 6am at the Inn, then a long, hot shower and off we go to the CVS in Waynesville to get some supplies...sunscreen, nuts (in addition to the one I am traveling with), nose spray, and other completely useless, yet expensive, items. VERY foggy in Waynesville, which is only a few miles from Maggie Valley; that's the hills for ya!
Fog burned off nicely, and off for ...