Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Weekend getaway :: Snowy oasis in Blowing Rock.

For our anniversary every year, it's become a tradition to head to the mountains.  We rent a cabin and bring the dogs (which is nice because it's one of the only trips we make that allows us to bring our babies along).  For our first anniversary we headed to Boone.  Second was Asheville/Max Patch, third was Boone again, and this year was Blowing Rock.  We typically leave Thursday evening (after work for me) in order to enjoy a full three day weekend in the mountains.  In our previous three years of venturing to the mountains in March, we have never encountered snow.  Now that I think about it, we've had rain every single year.  Not this time...
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The snow started coming down on Thursday night and did not stop until mid-day Friday.  D estimated it was about six to eight inches.  That's a lot for us.  Luckily D's car is four-wheel drive so we didn't have any problems getting to the cabin.

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Nonetheless, we decided to stay in on Friday.  I was coming down with a bit of a cold, so it was nice to spend the day reading, playing in the snow, and downing tons of hot tea.  It was so great to have the dogs and let them play in the snow.  They had the best time.

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Our cabin was great!  They had everything we needed for cooking and living (although I couldn't find the hair dryer they were supposed to have).  Lucky for us, we even found a sled!

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On Saturday, the sun was out and everything was gorgeous.  We spent the day visiting Beech Mountain (and the brewing company there),  gorging ourselves on Mexican food, taking naps, exploring the adorable tiny town of Blowing Rock, and finishing with an amazing dinner at Gamekeeper.

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Unknown said...

Looks like a fun, relaxing time! So nice to be able to get away. :)

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you guys had a nice getaway despite the snow! Which I am officially over this cold weather bring on spring!

Alex Byer said...

Eee so fun! It's so nice to get away, even with the snow. Those pups look SO EXCITED!

Unknown said...

so.much.snow. I have never seen that much snow before!

Anna said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I love that you guys get a cabin in the mountains every year for your anniversary - sounds like perfection to me!

Jo said...

I'm so glad you had fun.....and a four wheel drive! Monday I headed to work (near Mt. Mitchell) with rain falling. By the time we left that evening the trees were hanging full of ice. I'm with JP. I'm so over this weather.

Unknown said...

How fun! I'm glad you got to relax when you felt yourself getting sick, it's the best feeling to stay in and be cozy! The dogs have such a happy satisfied look, too cute!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

I love this idea for an anniversary getaway! It looks so relaxing. And that snow is gorgeous!

Meghan said...

What a perfect getaway! I love renting cabins - there's something so peaceful about the whole experience:) I'm glad you had a local brewery handy as well - we usually center our trips around wineries:)


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