A Mountain Escape

After a low-key Friday night, we piled into the car with our friends, two dogs, and some ski coats and headed for the mountains.

We first stopped in the sweet town of Blowing Rock, NC, where we walked the dogs through the downtown area.  It had just started to snow lightly.  The dogs sniffed each and every fire hydrant and pole in the downtown area and even got some compliments and head-pets from strangers.  They are such a funny pair -- a young boxer and an old husky.  The odd couple, for sure.

Back in the car we went and we headed to the downtown area of Boone.  It's a fun college town that houses Appalachian State and patchouli-loving hippies.  We spent a little bit of time in an antiques shop and then had a spectacular lunch at Char.

I ordered the oyster po' boy and Ian had the fried green tomato BLT.  He asked me if I wanted to "go halfsies" with our sandwiches and boy, am I glad I did.  That sandwich he ordered was divine.

After we were finished, we stopped at our favorite wine and beer store in the area, Peabody's.  They have the best customer service and lots of fun finds.  Then to the mountainhouse we went, and our tough guys got in some target practice.

Be very, very afraid.


We girls stayed in the safe indoors and opened up a bottle of red -- One Hope wine, where some of your purchase price goes to charity.  The cabernet benefits autism awareness.  A great reason to pop a cork.

Around 4 that afternoon, we headed to Hawk's Nest to check out the snow tubing scene.  Lindsay and I decided we were down for it.  The guys stayed up top in the lodge and waved to us and took our pictures.

Tubing was actually a lot of fun!  It's $30 for 2 hours, but Lindsay and I talked our way down to paying just $20. 

It was quite windy once we ended around 6, so we got the guys and headed to the grocery store to pick up dinner ingredients.

Linds and I made ground turkey enchiladas, and they were delicious.

After dinner we broke out Taboo and played guys vs. girls.

The night may end a little fuzzy, but I'm pretty sure the girls dominated.  :)


  1. How fun! I wish we were close to some mountains so we could sneak away for a weekend!

  2. Sounds like so much fun. I was about to tell my husband we need to go. But forgot he's gone! Lol

  3. So glad you had a fun weekend, April!

  4. What a great time! I'm sure won. :)

  5. Looks like a fabulous weekend! Great pictures!

  6. sounds like a perfect weekend trip to me! glad y'all had fun!

  7. Like I've said before.. that house looks amazing! My kind of weekend for sure!
    HawksNest is where my co-worker and friends went too. Said it was fun :)
    Not surprised the guys didn't participate. Brad would have thought it was a little 'too gay' for him. LOL!

  8. Looks like such a fun weekend - all of my favorite things: mountains, wine, friends, and Taboo!

  9. Looks like such a fun weekend! Glad you all had such a great time! Awesome pictures too, it's been such a long time since I've gone tubing! That's okay though, I'm not too big on snow and cold!


  10. Great photos of you and Ian...frameable!

    Kevin and I always share halves of sandwiches too at places like that! Best way to taste a lil of everything!

  11. What a fun weekend! I adore taboo, and the snow tubing pictures are adorable. ;)

  12. Looks like you had an awesome trip!


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