Saturday, May 12, 2012

Daniel Boone Inn

Okay, this is the last Boone, NC post...I promise! 
But before I can end the series, I have to mention one of the best restaurants in the area;
Daniel Boone Inn

My family use to stop here to eat breakfast every 
year on our way to the beach. 
It was two hours out of our way, but we loved it that much.
I had not eaten there since I was a girl.

These pictures were taken on my pitiful phone. If you happen to see my husband out and about, remind him how much I need a new smart phone! 
Sorry about the quality.

Dinner at the Inn is served Family Style.

And we ate it Family Style!

Then, dessert!
Chocolate cake with butter cream icing...

and banana pudding.
The coffee tasted just like my grandmothers.
I think it has to be from a percolator.

This restaurant has been in business for 53 years and I can see why;
really good food and wonderful service!
We will make the drive back to eat and eat and eat and eat, but probably not pulling a camper.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Downtown Blowing Rock

Such an enchanting little mountain town.
The town sits high in the mountains of North Carolina. 

We took this photo (actually, I took it...he was busying driving) while turning the truck around through the front window. Now this is beauty!

It is not an easy drive if you are pulling a camper, but when  you get there it is so worth it.

Of course I had to get a shot of this..
(my husband is a cop)

Isn't this the sweetest sight? Throughout the stores on main street, they had books from the library for sale.

I love this little alley that lead us to more stores. Isn't it beautiful? It just fits the whole feel of this small mountain town.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Winner And Awesome Shops in Blowing Rock, NC

The Winner of  "For the Love of Suds" Give Away....
 Desert Dirt Diva2

Congratulations Vicki!
Thank you all for entering!

While camping in Boone, this past weekend,
we visited one of my favorite antique stores...
Windwood Antiques
They have two locations in Blowing Rock, one is on Main street and
 the other is on Hwy 321 next to the Food Lion

They have the best selection of reproductions and 
authentic antiques.

Isn't this place the dream?!

Then, we happened-up on the most wonderful place; 
two stores in one location.
First is the Mustard Seed Market...
cutest nursery ever!

 Then the Heart...
I loved this little store!

I loved the baby section, but 
that could be because I am soon to be a grandmother.

It was a great day of shopping to say the least for me!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Easy Camping Corn on the Cob

This has to be the easiest corn on the cob ever!

Grilled Corn on the Cob

When purchasing your corn, buy it still in the husk.
To prepare, put in a cooler or any 
big bucket and cover with water. 
Soak at least 1 hour.
 I like coolers because you can put the lid on and 
go about your day. 

Then, when you are ready to eat, just put on the grill for about 15 minutes, at the most.
The water from soaking steams the corn and keeps it from burning. The husks and silks just fall away when you go to shuck it before eating. 
That is all there is to it!
We enjoyed this corn with Steaks and Salad.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Farmers Market in Boone, NC

As I told you yesterday, we spent the weekend camping in 
Boone, NC.  
It was the first weekend of their Farmer's Market this year!
 I am a nut for Farmer's Markets, Produce Stands, and Flee Markets. 
So, of course, we had to go.

Here is what we found....

Beautiful flowers

Tons of herbs and vegetable plants

Home made breads and baked goods

I did buy a loaf of Cinnamon bread from this lady. It was sooo good

They had local honey

I loved this little booth, so pretty

They had Art 

and farm animals...

Gotta love a Farmer's Market

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Honey Bear Campground Review

We just returned from a wonderful weekend of camping in the 
High Country. 
At least that is what they call it over in Boone, North Carolina.

We parked our camper in a quaint little campground called 

Honey Bear Campground
Boone, North Carolina 

I can't say that we will ever go back to this sweet campground for one very simple reason; the sites are laid out backwards. 
It looks as if the campground roads were paved at one time and over the years have just been replaced with gravel. The direction that seems to be the original lay out is now too risky for larger campers due to the steepness of the roads. They now direct you straight in, which makes the sites backwards
It was very difficult  to back our camper into the site. Also, if the site across from us had been occupied  at the time, it would have been near impossible. 

Another down fall for this campground is the lack of signage at the main road. If you did not have specific directions to this campground, you would never find it.

It is pretty primitive, but I have to admit that it is 
one of the prettiest places we have camped.
Rhododendrons are all over the grounds with a mountain stream running right through the middle. It makes you feel like you are deep in the woods....and, really you are.

Here are some photos...

   Camp Office

 Beautiful Pond by the office

Love the street signs

Our Site

 This was the view right outside the camper door..

This is the sign as you enter the campground... 
uniquely primitive.

Although I can't give this campground our "Comfy Camping" stamp of approval, it did have some things going for it...

The  TV cable was clear and had a large selection of channels;
the grounds were clean and clear from debris; and
it is close to most everything in Boone and Blowing Rock, including 
Tweetsie Railroad.

This is a sweet campground, but beware to those with larger campers; it may be a real hassle to get into your site.

This is a perfect campground for tent, pop-up campers, or small tag-a-longs.