- Dinner at Storie Street Grille
- Spend 2 nights at the Blowing Rock Inn
- Visit Beacon Heights
- Antique Shopping
- Lunch with Jennifer
- Doughnuts at the Local Lion
- Mini golf
- Outlet shopping
- Dinner at Hob Nob Farm Cafe
- Man of Steel
- Parkway exploration
- Lunch at Knights on Main
We weren't able to leave for Boone until after work on a Friday, so we were pretty late getting to town. There was the threat of rain all weekend and it sprinkled a bit on our way in, leaving a double rainbow in the sky as we checked into our room. It didn't rain the rest of our trip! After we grabbed dinner in Blowing Rock, we went straight to sleep because we were both exhausted from the week and wanted (okay, at least I wanted) to get up early the next day.
Beacon Heights was on my list of places to visit, so we woke up early and drove down the parkway to check it out. I had been there once before and remembered it was an easy, short hike for an incredible view. It did not disappoint! The clouds over the mountains were beautiful!
After a quick trip back to our room for showers, we were off again for the rest of the day. We visited my favorite antique store in Boone where I found an old Coca-Cola crate in perfect condition for $12 along with a new serving dish and a Boone license plate to hang on the wall outside my office. Because my friend Jennifer now lives in Boone, she was able to meet us at Black Cat for lunch. If you're visiting town, you have to go here based on the photo of my lunch alone. Yum:
Dinner at Hob Nob Farm Cafe was delicious as always (Brandon's first visit!) and we caught Man of Steel on the big screen afterwards. Yes, I'm now in love with Henry Cavill if you were wondering. On Sunday morning we drove out to Moses Cone Manor before returning to downtown for lunch at Knights on Main.
After lunch, back down the mountain we went. We had the perfect weekend getaway and I already look forward to doing it again next year!