Lake Lure, North Carolina Vacation Outline Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
7:40 am On the road and starting a new adventure.  8:30 pm Dinner at Arby’s near the Comfort Inn in Dublin, Virginia where we stopped 7:30 am Breakfast in hotel and are headed south-west towards Lake Lure, North Carolina. 8:15 am Turning onto the Blue Ridge Parkway near Fancy Gap Virginia. 11:41am Brinegar Cabin.  Martin and Caroline Brinegar worked this 125 acre farm. 5 pm We just found the resort welcome center/registration office. 5:50 pm Barbara: “Amazing.  A beautiful young black bear.” 11:15am Late start to the day.  grey squirrels, tufted titmouses & black-capped chickadees. 7:40 pm Had dinner at La Strada in Lake Lure. The rain never stopped. 9:50 am Breakfast done.  10:30am Lake Lure pontoon boat tour.  3:15 pm Lucky Strike Gold Mine at Vein Mountain, Marion, North Carolina. 7 pm Fatz Café and we both got all-you-can-eat baby back ribs.  10 am We are on the road headed to Franklin, NC. 11:30am At the Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine. 6:10 pm Dinner at Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ in the Waynesville Plaza in Franklin. 9:20 pm We intend to relax, have some ice cream with Amarula and hit the hay. 12:30pm Getting a late start. 1:25 pm We are back at the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. 2:30 pm Laura’s House Restaurant in Chimney Rock.6 pm 6:50 pm Rocky Broad River walk 8:30 pm Dinner at Larkins on the Lake. 6:45 am Early start and explore the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. 7:20 am Something (bear, raccoon…) got into all the garbage cans near our unit. 9:45 am The Biltmore Estate in Asheville.  Tickets $59 each 4:00 pm Lunch at the Stable Café. 7:45 pm Old shanty 11:40am Barbara cooked breakfast:scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese and English muffins.  12:10pm On Rambling Bald Resort property is the Buffalo Cemetery. 12:20pm Old shanty again and some Turkeys. 3:25 pm “Super-mega bucket” at the Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine. 4:20 pm Chimney Rock Adventure Golf course (mini-golf). 7:25 pm Dinner at La Strada at Lake Lure. 6 am We are trying to get a fairly early start. 5:40 pm Sleep Inn in Scotland Pennsylvania. 6:40 pm Dinner at Bob Evans restaurant in Chambersburg, PA. 7:25 am “free” breakfast before we hit the road. 1:40 pm Lunch at Perkins in Newburgh.
8/30/2013 - Day 1 8/31/2013 - Day 2 9/1/2013 - Day 3 9/2/2013 - Day 4 9/3/2013 - Day 5 9/4/2013 - Day 6 9/5/2013 - Day 7 9/6/2013 - Day 8 9/7/2013 - Day 9 9/8/2013 - Day 10
“Leave only footprints, take only memories” (...and maybe some pictures)
August 30 - September 8, 2013 Outline