The Esmeralda Inn
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... Then we happened upon "Art on the River" - a whole area filled with a wide variety of artists. We ate lunch at "Clingman's Cafe" and sat outside on a sunny patio - lovely! We spent the rest of the day exploring the artists' studios and meeting the artists. We returned home for a bit of down time and then a pot luck dinner with Jim and Sue in our NEW HOME. We'll add more pics as we download them from the ...
We left this morning around 8:50 - travelling to Ashville today. It was a lovely drive through the mountains. More colour in the trees than what we saw in the park. 15 degrees today!! Arrived at Lake Powhatan State park near Ashville around noon. Found 2 campsites, set up camp, had lunch and headed out for a hike on Mt. Mitchell. We wanted to go to the top of the highest point in the eastern states ( Mt. Mitchell 6647ft high). Upon ...
... years ago in the snow and it was quite pretty, but we weren’t able to get down to the base, so this was our goal today with the nicer weather. We stopped briefly at the wooden overlook, but the views here are partially obscured by foliage and we could only see the larger of the two falls. A scramble path leads down to the base and there was rope tied to trees for assistance. At the base, we could see both ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...