Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Good-bye Asheville!

The Asheville adventure continues! On Sunday morning (my birthday) we packed up the car and said good-bye to Asheville. In lieu of a birthday cake I chose to get my cake and ice cream calories from a few Krispy Kreme donuts....yummy! What a treat!

Next, on our sugar high, we headed down the highway to Chimney Rock:

Steve has great memories of coming to Chimney Rock as a child with his family. Unfortunately, the elevator to take us to the top was out of order. The 45 minute climb on wooden rickety stairs was 'not recommended' for kids. Bryce looked at the steep stairs and said, "No!!! I am afraid of heights!"
So we will have to revisit Chimney Rock another time with older kids!

We also tried to make the 45 minute hike through the woods to the falls. We made it about 1/2 there but the heat and complaining two little rascals with us prompted us to abort our mission and head back to the car. Again, another time.

We should have known this was how this visit was going to pan out. Once we arrived in the parking lot and got out of the car both kids complained about the heat and wanted to be carried.

Some of the scenes from the movie, The Last of the Mohicans, were filmed here:

Next, after getting properly cooled off in the car with the amazing air conditioning, we headed down the road to Lake Lure:

Lake Lure is where another movie was filmed:

We would definitely like to come back and hang out longer at Lake Lure.

Home sweet home now. :)

Happy decorating & living-


  1. I see another trip in the future sans kids:)

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  3. Hi Megan, First sorry if I left a multi post, my computer has been messing up for whatever reason today. Anyways, I stumbled across your blog today. Luv it! It feels a like small world with your post. I as a kid and now as adult have spent countless vacations to Lake Lure and the surrounding areas. My grandparents (now passed) owned a timeshare in Fairfield. Now the family members share the timeshare. As a kid, I remember it being very family oriented, now it seems to be a more retiree place for golfers. In fact, when I was married in 07 my husband and I spent our Honeymoon there. We loved it, brought back a lot of childhood fond memories. Now that I have a little man, I hope to go back and restart the family vacation traditions. Thanks for your post! Can check me out and drop me a line anytime :o) Take Care!