This time around we picked Banner Elk and y'all, this house was ah-mazing!! I'm still blown away with how little we paid for a 3 story, 5 BR, 3 1/2 bath house with a hot tub. Here are a few shots of this house...and yes that's our bedroom with its own fireplace (I was in love).
We spent the first day unpacking, exploring, eating and hanging out around the campfire. The next day was our hiking day. We ended up near Blowing Rock on Rough Ridge Trail. It was a good pick...strenuous enough but not overkill. The views were gorgeous and the weather was cold! We explored Blowing Rock after our hike and did some shopping, then went back to clean up and go to dinner.
It was great to spend time and fellowship with this wonderful group of people...I can't wait to do it again next year. However, I REALLY missed this munchkin!
And she REALLY liked my boiled peanuts ;-)