Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Blowing Rock Rocks!

We have been camped at Flintlock campground in Boone, NC. Boone is the home of Appalachian State University, whose football team beat my alma mater, the University of Michigan, about 5 years ago. It is a beautiful college town and the university is literally the center of town. It has rained the whole time we've been here so that has tempered our fun.

Today however the sun came out and we were able to get out an do some touring. Blowing Rock is another small town 10miles away.
The main street of Blowing Rock has dozens of boutique shops and quaint cafes.
Just outside of Blowing Rock is Bass Lake which is part of the Moses H. Cone Manor, which is now part of the National Park Service. We hiked around the lake and then went to the Manor house which is a mountain craft shop.

The trip to Blowing Rock and to Bass Lake was well worth the trip


  1. Well, according to Rosie, it sounds like Blowing Rock BLOWS!

  2. Love your blog :) Happy travels to all three of you!

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