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ASHEVILLE - GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

2015 Big 6 Week Trip


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FAVOURITE PHOTO -

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SAMMY THE SQUIRREL!!! ISN'T HE JUST TOOOO CUTE!! :)
MORE ABOUT SAMMY LATER....

WE HIT THE ROAD EARLY AS WE HAD HEARD THAT THIS PART OF THE TRIP
HAD WINDY ROADS. WELL YES IT DID ..... BUT WE ENJOYED THE MOST
GLORIOUS FALL COLOURS AND THE TRAFFIC WASN'T AS BAD AS WE
IMAGINED. IT WAS A NICE JOURNEY :) OCOEE TO ASHEVILLE.

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CHEROKEE INDIAN VILLAGE

I AM GLAD THAT WE STOPPED OFF AT CHEROKEE INDIAN VILLAGE.
I HAD PROMISED TO BUY OUR OLDER SON DYLAN AN AUTHENTIC
INDIAN PONCHO. DYLAN IS LUCKY THAT HUBBY SQUEEZED IT INTO HIS
TRAVEL BAG ;)

WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE STAYED HERE FOR A NIGHT.
CHEROKEE LOOKED REAL NICE. REMINDED ME A BIT LIKE OUR NIMBIN
(HIPPY TOWN) BACK HOME.

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ASHEVILLE

I HAD GRAND PLANS FOR ASHEVILLE. UNFORTUNATELY WE DIDN'T GET TO DO
ANY OF THEM.

HOWEVER THERE IS ALWAYS PLAN B. AND SOMETIMES PLAN B IS BETTER!!!

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES :) MORE ABOUT THAT SOON.

ASHEVILLE WILLOW WINDS CABINS

THIS PLACE STILL EMAILS ME NOTIFICATIONS ON THE LATEST DEALS.
EVERY TIME I RECEIVE ONE.... I SOOOOO WANT TO GO BACK!! :(

I HAD PICKED ANOTHER GREAT PLACE TO STAY! OUR CABIN CALLED
MOM'S MANOR WAS DECORATED IN RICH WOOD AND LOADS OF RED!
IT HAD ALL THE MODERN COMFORTS INCLUDING A FABULOUS
VERANDAH AND A SPA!! WHERE WE ENJOYED SOME WINE EVERY
EVENING OVERLOOKING THE BEAUTIFUL PARK SURROUNDINGS AND
LAKE COMPLETE WITH FOUNTAIN.
BTW, RED IS MY FAOURITE COLOUR...

SAMMY! THE RESIDENT SQUIRREL PAID US A VISIT EVERY DAY.
HE IS JUST ADORABLE!

I SO RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!! ONE DAY WE WILL BE BACK! :)

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DID WE MISS OUT ON ALL THE FUN STUFF TO DO IN AHSEVILLE?...

I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT MAYBE IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO
COME BACK! SO.....

INSTEAD OF VISITING THE FAMOUS BILTMORE CASTLE, INSTEAD OF
WANDERING AROUND ASHEVILLE AND SOAKING UP THE FUNKY
ATMOSPHERE..... INSTEAD OF GOING ON A PUB CRAWL ON THAT QUIRKY
BEERMOBILE OR ....... BALLOONING!!!!.....

INSTEAD.......

WE WENT WHITE WATER RAFTING FOR OUR FIRST TIME!! :)
WHAT AN AMAZING ADVENTURE!! :)
IT WAS EVEN MORE SPECIAL BECAUSE I HAD PLANNED FOR US TO
DO IT IN OCOEE BUT THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN BECAUSE THE DOWN
STREAM WATER CONDITIONS WEREN'T RIGHT.

INSTEAD, IN OCOEE WE SAW THE MAGNIFICENT FALL COLOURS
AND HIT THE WHITE WATER RAFTING HERE IN ASHEVILLE.
DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER!!! :)

BLUE HERON WHITEWATER RAFTING ASHEVILLE

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SON JESSE OPTED TO TAKE HIS OWN TRANSPORT.
HE FELL OFF..... BUT REMEMBERED HOW TO GET BACK ON BY HIMSELF.
MUM WAS PROUD :)
YOU DID A GREAT JOB MATE!! :) XX

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WE STOPPED ALONG THE WAY FOR JESSE TO JUMP IN! HE'S GAME :)

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TRIBUTE TO SANDY OUR INSTRUCTOR. SHE WAS FANTASTIC!
THANKS FOR TAKING GOOD CARE OF US. IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT WE
WON'T FORGET IN A HURRY :)

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COPPER RIVER GRILL - BEST MEAL IN ASHEVILLE.

LOOKING FOR A GOOD STEAK? WHAT ABOUT FLAVOURSOME SMOKED
CHICKEN WINGS?.... LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE COPPER RIVER GRILL.

OUR WAITER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE MAKING SURE WE FELT AT HOME...
HE EVEN PLAYED THE LAND DOWNUNDER FOR US.... TACKY FOR US LOL
BUT VERY CUTE ;)

HE EXPLAINED THAT THE CHICKEN WINGS WERE THE BEST IN THE
SOUTHERN STATES AND WE AGREE!! YUMMY!! WE GAVE OUR WAITER AN
EXTRA TIP FOR HIS GREAT SERVICE :)

THE COPPER RIVER GRILL HAS WON THE LAST 3 YEARS IN A ROW FOR BEING
THE BEST ALLROUND RESTAURANT. NO WONDER WHY!
DON'T MISS IT WHEN VISITING ASHEVILLE.

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AND A COUPLE OF PICTURES OF WHAT I MISSED OUT ON..... :(
NEXT TIME.

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NEXT STOP SAVANNAH....

Posted by aussirose 01:19 Archived in USA Tagged village indian river fall manor north usa canada belize colours cabins hk squirrel carolina copper willow cherokee winds asheville grill 2015 aussirose sammy mom's

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