Falls Country Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We traveled from Aunt Peggy & Sheldon's house to Henderson, NC. I rode criss-cross applesauce all the way to our hotel. Mom drove. It rained the first half of the way.
Aunt Roz's family is from Hartwell, GA. We crossed over lake Hartwell on our way into SC. In SC, we went passed Clemson University.
Uncle Grady was a cheerleader for Clemson University more than 50 years ago.
We stopped at Cinco De Mayo ...
... quick, but once you moved out of the shade and into the sun life was happy again.
The second pitch was BAD ASS. It was up this perfectly set chimney with super awkward holds and angles but after about 20 feet up and contorting your body a million different ways you reach the opening. One second you feel like you are deep in a cave and the next you have come out of ...
... the grounds at this place. All 200 plus acres of it. The house had 40 servants on staff at all times, has 40 bathrooms and a bunch of other stuff. It boggles the mind, to say the least. All this opulence for just 3 people. Yeppers thats the amount of folks that lived here. I was told that they entertained a lot tho. That justifies things, I guess. Who built it ?? Why the Vanderbuilts of course....Next stop----Clio, ...
... and he put us on the guest list.
Anyway, we were all looking forward to getting down to the club and enjoying some music and tonight it was a jazz feast. The space for the band was tight but they knocked out some great music. Johnthan Gorriello, the bass player, began by playing upright bass and the occasional vocal and graduated to electric bass guitar half way through the first set and he did a darn good job of it ...
... is new, made of metal and when the wind hits the slats with force, they all chime like a giant wind chime or damaged harmonica (or if Bob Dylan was playing one), creating a weird but interesting vibe whilst crossing the non-swinging bridge.
We took a few pics of the bridge and from up top of Grandfather Mountain then went back down a level to stop for some lunch. We then exited the park carried on down the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our next stop was to do a bit ...