Legends on the Lake

As is our custom, we jumped in the car and headed to the mountains for a weekend ride. Chris is always scanning the web for the best places to go. I had no idea where we were headed. We ended up at a resort in North Carolina near Lake Lure. I wasn’t sure what to…

Weekend Travels: North Carolina Arboretum

This arboretum and botanical garden is southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest. Admission is free but there is a nominal parking fee. In retrospect, we should have gone here in the spring. It was blazing hot but the gardens were worth it. There is a…

Weekend Travels: Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Our general plan was to get in the car and drove north through the North Mountains to go leaf peeping and visit a few sites. The line of cars to go on the suspended bridge at Grandfather Mountain went on for days so we called an audible and continued on to Blowing Rock. We had…