(Side note: I am kind of in love with The Honest Company’s diaper designs. I call the above diapers Chase’s “Halloween diapers.” Way too cute!)
Well, our vacation is finally here and late this afternoon, we’ll be embarking on the 2.5 hour drive to Boone, North Carolina!
Chase had us up bright dark and early on Saturday morning (thank you for the 5:30 a.m. wake up, mister), so I had some time to compile your Boone/Banner Elk/Blowing Rock recommendations into a Word document while Chase played on his activity mat. You guys always have the best recommendations and whenever you share tips before we travel anywhere, I try to organize them in a Word doc so we can easily reference them throughout our trip. You have yet to steer us wrong (my family actually asks me to ask you guys for advice now!) and here’s the list I made for our upcoming vacation, just in case any of you may have a similar trip planned in the near future:
- Our Daily Bread (Lunch — King Street)
- Stick Boy Bread Company (Coffee and pastries – Across from ASU campus)
- Mast General Store (Candy barrel)
- Hob Nob
- Proper (Sunday brunch)
- Price Lake Park (Walking trails – Off Blue Ridge Pkwy)
- Spence Ridge
- Roan Mountain
- Moses Cone Trails (Good for a stroller)
- Cascades Trail
- Moses Cone Manor (Historic house with crafts/gifts and trails – Off Blue Ridge Pkwy)
- Apple Hill Farm
- Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
- Grandfather Trout Farm
- Banner Elk Winery
- Tweetsie Railroad
And if any of you out there have things I should add to the above list, please let me know!
We spent the rest of our Saturday running errands for our vacation ahead. Saturday night was a bit rough with Chase but we found a second wind of energy early Sunday afternoon when my sister, brother-in-law and their dog Kona arrived in town!
(Sadie was awfully happy to have Aunt Leslie back in town!)
After a six-hour drive, Leslie and Ross were ready to shake out their legs, so we all walked around the neighborhood with the dogs before hopping on the boat for an early evening ride. The weather was absolutely gorgeous on Sunday – 70 degrees and sunny – and it felt like a such a treat to be on the water in October!
Chase clearly missed his Aunt Leslie. Check out that little grin! He looks like such a little ham!
Once we arrived back at the house, we dug into a delicious chicken pasta dish for dinner before spending the rest of our Sunday night lounging around on the couch.
And I think that catches us up! Off to the mountains we gooo!
Hope you guys had a great weekend!