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XanaDUer2

(11,746 posts)
Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:26 PM Jun 2021

Finally, rest and relaxation in the NC mountains

just arrived at the air bnb my cousin rented us in Blowing Rock. My doctor said my job is to rest and relax- I'm off work for a month due to stress.

It feels so good to get away. I hope I start feeling better. We're here 4 nights.

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Finally, rest and relaxation in the NC mountains (Original Post) XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 OP
Great fishing. Rustyeye77 Jun 2021 #1
there's a creek on someone else's property XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #3
whats closer...lake or ocean? Rustyeye77 Jun 2021 #4
Lake XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #9
Dude...go fishing . Rustyeye77 Jun 2021 #14
enjoy and glad to get the time off. riversedge Jun 2021 #2
thanks! Nt XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #11
Hello! keithsw Jun 2021 #5
Greetings! XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #12
We loved Blowing Rock. Very cool little town. Peregrine Took Jun 2021 #6
Banner Elk and Grandfather Mountain XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #13
Beautiful. Pinback Jun 2021 #7
good to know. Great skiing I hear, too nt XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #15
sounds blissful. WarGamer Jun 2021 #8
It's dead quiet XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #16
Was up in blowing rock a few weeks back. I wish I could stay a month. bullimiami Jun 2021 #10
Check out Highlands if you can. Ligyron Jun 2021 #17
On next trip thanks! Nt XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #31
This message was self-deleted by its author Ligyron Jun 2021 #18
Check out Grandfather Mountain hauckeye Jun 2021 #19
Hello! keithsw Jun 2021 #20
Hello! XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #21
We're driving there from Wisconsin over the Fourth to visit her! hauckeye Jun 2021 #24
it was awesome! Saw the bears nt XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #25
I'm very envious, I have music friends in Asheville and Mount Airy msfiddlestix Jun 2021 #22
For years I vacationed in the Blowing Rock area of NC. RegularJam Jun 2021 #23
Thank you XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #28
One of my college roommates at UNC was from Asheville. 11 Bravo Jun 2021 #26
It's great here XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #27
I love Blowing Rock. Spent many a fun time there. nolabear Jun 2021 #29
Omg that's hilarious! XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #30
Breathe deep and enjoy! Tree Lady Jun 2021 #32
I'm so sorry XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #35
I am so jealous! llmart Jun 2021 #33
Thank you! XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #34
Good for you! Cal Carpenter Jun 2021 #36
Good for you! Have fun XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #37

keithsw

(436 posts)
5. Hello!
Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:31 PM
Jun 2021
you aren't far from us, we're in Burnsville! We love it here and will probably relocate when my wife retires next year

Peregrine Took

(7,455 posts)
6. We loved Blowing Rock. Very cool little town.
Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:31 PM
Jun 2021

It had a very good Mexican restaurant with a huge outdoor patio in the heart of town and a lovely little park with a gazebo. They were posing for wedding photos by the pond when we were there. Great shops, too.

Where else are you going?

Asheville is the best little hipster town and Valle Crucis has the Mast Farm Inn which is a very nice dinner place. Boone is a super great little college town.

I'm jealous! Have a great relaxing time!!

Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

msfiddlestix

(7,352 posts)
22. I'm very envious, I have music friends in Asheville and Mount Airy
Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:42 AM
Jun 2021

Really want to get out there this summer, but I don't know if I can make that happen.

Enjoy!

 

RegularJam

(914 posts)
23. For years I vacationed in the Blowing Rock area of NC.
Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:48 AM
Jun 2021

For the last ten or so years I have changed it up and gone around the Waynesville area.

Love them both.

If you are a meat eater I would like to make a suggestion.

https://gamekeeper-nc.com/



11 Bravo

(23,962 posts)
26. One of my college roommates at UNC was from Asheville.
Thu Jun 10, 2021, 04:14 PM
Jun 2021

I went home with him a couple of times (my family was on the West Coast), and fell in love with the area.

nolabear

(42,228 posts)
29. I love Blowing Rock. Spent many a fun time there.
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:48 PM
Jun 2021

As an aside my autocorrect nearly cost me a
when it wrote Rick instead of Rock.

Tree Lady

(11,756 posts)
32. Breathe deep and enjoy!
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:35 PM
Jun 2021

My doc just upped my blood pressure meds because its been up all year. I have tried to diet lost a few pounds but tough!

llmart

(15,854 posts)
33. I am so jealous!
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:52 PM
Jun 2021

Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain, Asheville, Boone, I just love all those places. I have been planning a trip there soon (maybe fall). I used to live in Charlotte and spent many a vacation in the mountains.

I miss being that close to such a beautiful area. So peaceful and gorgeous scenery. If that doesn't reduce your stress nothing will.

Enjoy it!

XanaDUer2

(11,746 posts)
34. Thank you!
Sat Jun 12, 2021, 08:38 AM
Jun 2021

saw boone and grandfather mountain. Ate at The Local in Boone, and went to Mast general store. It's pouring rain, however.

Cal Carpenter

(4,959 posts)
36. Good for you!
Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:47 PM
Jun 2021

You gotta take care of yourself!!

I'm shutting down my business after 8 years of 70+ work weeks and very few breaks. The stress was too much. And me and hubby will be spending a few weeks (at least 2, hopefully 3) in a somewhat remote cabin on a small lake in the New Hampshire woods in September. No TV, no internet, the most high-tech thing there is the washing machine. The only thing we'll have to worry about is making sure we feed ourselves and our 9 month old puppy.

I can't wait!!

XanaDUer2

(11,746 posts)
37. Good for you! Have fun
Sat Jun 12, 2021, 08:24 PM
Jun 2021

stress kills. Found out an acquaintance just had a heart attack and was in surgery today. Only 65.

You hubby and puppy have a great time!

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