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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:26 PM

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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Reply Finally, rest and relaxation in the NC mountains (Original post)
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 OP
Rustyeye77 Jun 2021 #1
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #3
Rustyeye77 Jun 2021 #4
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #9
Rustyeye77 Jun 2021 #14
riversedge Jun 2021 #2
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #11
keithsw Jun 2021 #5
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #12
Peregrine Took Jun 2021 #6
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #13
Pinback Jun 2021 #7
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #15
WarGamer Jun 2021 #8
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #16
bullimiami Jun 2021 #10
Ligyron Jun 2021 #17
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #31
Ligyron Jun 2021 #18
hauckeye Jun 2021 #19
keithsw Jun 2021 #20
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #21
hauckeye Jun 2021 #24
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #25
msfiddlestix Jun 2021 #22
RegularJam Jun 2021 #23
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #28
11 Bravo Jun 2021 #26
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #27
nolabear Jun 2021 #29
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #30
Tree Lady Jun 2021 #32
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #35
llmart Jun 2021 #33
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #34
Cal Carpenter Jun 2021 #36
XanaDUer2 Jun 2021 #37

Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:28 PM

1. Great fishing.

 

im envious

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:28 PM

3. there's a creek on someone else's property

I love fishing, though

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:30 PM

4. whats closer...lake or ocean?

 

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:34 PM

9. Lake

we are way up in the mountains. It's stunning

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:26 PM

14. Dude...go fishing .

 

Bring a 6 pack.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:28 PM

2. enjoy and glad to get the time off.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:58 PM

11. thanks! Nt

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:31 PM

5. Hello!

you aren't far from us, we're in Burnsville! We love it here and will probably relocate when my wife retires next year

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Response to keithsw (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:11 PM

12. Greetings!

Last edited Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:52 PM - Edit history (1)

I love it here. I'm in SE NC; that's where I live

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:31 PM

6. We loved Blowing Rock. Very cool little town.

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!!

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:21 PM

13. Banner Elk and Grandfather Mountain

it's gorgeous here, even in the rain.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:31 PM

7. Beautiful.

I've visited that area. Boone is a lovely college town. Nice art museum at App State.

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Response to Pinback (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:53 PM

15. good to know. Great skiing I hear, too nt

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:32 PM

8. sounds blissful.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 07:15 PM

16. It's dead quiet

I can hear my heartbeat

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:34 PM

10. Was up in blowing rock a few weeks back. I wish I could stay a month.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:10 PM

17. Check out Highlands if you can.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:30 PM

31. On next trip thanks! Nt

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:13 PM

19. Check out Grandfather Mountain

My daughter is working there as a zoo educator for the summer

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Response to hauckeye (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:38 AM

20. Hello!

We were just there last weekend! Love going up there

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Response to keithsw (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:13 AM

21. Hello!

it's so wonderfully quiet!

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Response to keithsw (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:44 AM

24. We're driving there from Wisconsin over the Fourth to visit her!

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Response to hauckeye (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:54 PM

25. it was awesome! Saw the bears nt

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:42 AM

22. I'm very envious, I have music friends in Asheville and Mount Airy

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

Enjoy!

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:48 AM

23. For years I vacationed in the Blowing Rock area of NC.

 

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/



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Response to RegularJam (Reply #23)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:34 PM

28. Thank you

I won't be able to this trip, but on future ones

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 03:14 PM

26. One of my college roommates at UNC was from Asheville.

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

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #26)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:23 AM

27. It's great here

too bad it's raining, but still beautiful

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:48 PM

29. I love Blowing Rock. Spent many a fun time there.

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

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Response to nolabear (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:51 PM

30. Omg that's hilarious!

it's nice here for sure

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:35 PM

32. Breathe deep and enjoy!

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!

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #32)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 01:09 PM

35. I'm so sorry

to hear that.

It is tough. Good luck

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:52 PM

33. I am so jealous!

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!

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Response to llmart (Reply #33)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:38 AM

34. Thank you!

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

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 01:47 PM

36. Good for you!

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!!

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #36)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:24 PM

37. Good for you! Have fun

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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