Two Reasons To Love Living In North Carolina
NC State Fair Then To The Mountains …Why We Love North Carolina. My wife Kelly and I were talking about how we love our adopted state of North Carolina, driving home from a quick two day trip to Asheville and Biltmore. Our two sons are native North Carolinian so they are biased but love our trips just as much. We are big fans of Our State Magazine and the TV shows Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt and North Carolina Weekend. These shows are now required watching to find out more of the wonderful places to visit and explore in North Carolina.
Visit Asheville Anytime Of The Year
Asheville is a fantastic city surrounded by breathtaking scenery courtesy of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is full of excellent restaurants, shops, galleries and an eclectic mix of residents and visitors. It’s fun to walk around at night when the sidewalks are packed with diners and shoppers, buskers and you might even see one or two or thirty percussionists. There is some beautiful Art Deco architecture to be found in the buildings around town. Asheville not only is a very cool place to visit by itself but it is also home to … Biltmore.
Here Is A House That Won’t Be For Sale Anytime Soon
Biltmore is the top tourist attraction in North Carolina which draws over 1 million visitors each year to view the former home of the Vanderbilts. Even if you spend all day at Biltmore you won’t see it all, this was our second trip but the boys first and they really enjoyed it. We did the house tour and then headed to Cedric’s for lunch, explored the trails and then wandered around the Bass Pond and Gardens. Fans of Downton Abbey will appreciated a tour of Biltmore where the original residents lived much as the cast do in the popular TV series.
Mountains Of North Carolina For Fall Color
This time of year is peak season in the mountains of North Carolina as the trees transform the scenery into an explosion of color unlike anything you’ve seen. If you are there at the right time you will see the colors change from one day to the next. The optimal time to go depends on the weather and the elevation the higher elevation starts the show first, and it moves down the mountains from there. October through the first week in November is the season. The mountains of North Carolina have so much to offer, Spring Summer, Fall and Winter there is something to do. Mild Summer weather, Winter skiing, Spring hiking and the magnificent color and weather of Fall.
NC State Fair… Oh Yeah!
Before we headed west I took the morning to visit the NC State Fair, Thursday is Food Lion Hunger Relief Day where 5 cans of Food Lion brand food gets you a ticket to the Fair… I did 8 and it was still only $5. The State Fair attracts almost a million people to the Fairgrounds over the ten days it is open. People come from all over the state to be spectators, competitors, ride the rides and eat the food and there is no shortage of that!
There’s More Than Rides Although The Rides Look Good.
I suspect a certain percentage of the folks at the fair don’t even realize there are goats and pigs, cows and sheep. Massive pumpkins the size of a car and beautiful garden displays that reinforced the fact of my complete lack of any gardening ability. They would be on the rides of the Midway and in the seemingly endless streets of food vendors of every description…and I mean every description. Kids love the fair, teenagers love the fair, old people love the fair, it’s a great time, there is so much to see and do and you’ll learn some cool things about North Carolina.