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In the mountains...

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So, one of our favorite family places is the North Carolina mountains. In particular, we enjoy our house near Blowing Rock. One of our favorite places is Grandfather Mountain. The top was closed today, however, so we didn't go up. Don't know why it's closed as it is a beautiful day.


So we went on to the Mast General Store to see what goodies we can find. This is one of the world's truly magical places. It really is a blast from the past where you can enjoy a myriad of sodas from a tall glass bottle (Nehi, Cheerwine, and Mt. Dew, just to name a few). They sell candy for the kids by the pound. Other interesting things you can find there include cast iron cookware, Fiestaware, and a great selection of hiking shoes, sandles, and Life is Good stuff. Kids will love the toy selection, too, and adults will appreciate that a lot of it is more than just crappy plastic junk from China. There is a good selection of magic items as well as metal and wood puzzles.


We're mostly just chillin' and letting the kids play and act crazy. I did get a deep tissue massage at the Crestwood Inn yesterday. It's not a crazy high end spa, really, but Jodie is a wonderful masseuse. No significant pain, but she did a lot of really good work. I feel much better today thanks to her. Here is a pic from today...


One day I'll have a webcam at the mountain house. Along with a real time weather station. Ah, projects...
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