The Esmeralda Inn
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... the library and my trusty notebook which I've been recording important spots to hit during my time abroad. Let me just say, it was quite the circus act carrying these books home. At least the travel books have kept me sane. I know this will be one of the greatest experiences of my life, I just have to step outside my comfort zone and do it!
I feel as though I will never be ready to leave, I just have to do it. Everyone gets ...
... 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 ...
... so Steve came with us. However, the last and final bit was up two flights of stairs which Steve couldn't make so David and I walked up without him and looked out at the amazing views. On our way down we stopped off at the shop gorged ourselves on pistachio and pecan flavoured ice cream and then made our way back to Rutherfordton.
Steve wanted me to hear Jay play the piano. I heard that he was pretty good and was keen ...
After not seeing each other for 3 months, we decided it would be a good idea for our first activity to be a 2.5 hour road trip (each way) up to Asheville, NC. Two people. One Acura (Japanese Princess). No air conditioning. Roll out.
We tried to go to the Biltmore Estate, but it was CRAZY expensive, so we just went to the city and wandered around in the awful ...
... the route we were, programmed to keep up to speed with you if you follow the 15MPH speed limit. It was a real novelty to us, never done anything like this before. It got us thinking about how well the Yanks have catered for their own laziness, never needing to get out of the car unless you absolutely have to. Not only do they have drive-through restaurants, pharmacies and banks, they also have drive through State Parks as well, craziness!
The first stop ...