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Forget Love ... I'd Much Rather Fall in Chocolate. Let's Go to Waynesville's Chocolate Bear. - 07/25/09 02:35 AM
The Chocolate Bear, Purveyors of Fine Chocolate, is conveniently located right in Downtown Waynesville on Main Street. The beautifully decorated store is not only pleasing to the eye - - the sights and smells of the chocolate once you are inside make your mouth water. Chocolate covered sunflower seeds ... almonds ... marshmallows ... peanut butter ... pretzels ... etc., etc. The Chocolate Bear — Purveyors of Fine Chocolates “Our mission is to provide the best quality product and customer service as possible in an environment that encourages and inspires our customers and ourselves.” By the way, the owners just added (5 comments)
The Swag's Gourmet Picnic on Gooseberry Knob Puts the Float in Rootbeer. - 07/24/09 05:16 AM
The Swag, North Carolina’s premier Country Inn, minutes from Asheville, Waynesville and Maggie Valley, was noted as “One of the Best 100 Hotels in US by Conde Nast Traveler” (read the Press Release here) and, most recently, the National Geographic Traveler announced The Swag as one of only 129 on their international National Geographic Traveler’s Stay List 2009. Anxious to enjoy the Wednesday picnic lunch at The Swag (described below), this week afforded me the perfect opportunity to visit The Swag again. “Wednesday lunch is truly something special — you are treated to a gourmet meal served picnic-style atop Gooseberry (6 comments)
Lake Junaluska always provides new and beautiful views and/or flowers each and every time I drive around the Lake, depending only upon the season. Yesterday afternoon it was warm and sunny, and the swimming area was quite busy. Hard to imagine getting into the water since the temperature on my deck yesterday morning was 52 degrees. If you are in town this week for Folkmoot, here is a link to their schedule: Folkmoot USA Schedule More Lake Junaluska pictures and videos: What’s Happening at Lake Junaluska this July 4th? No Moonshine for Your Stroll Around Lake Junaluska at Dusk. (4 comments)
Maggie Valley's Subdivision, The Knolls, Has Great Views and Is Close to Ghost Town. - 07/20/09 08:17 AM
Maggie Valley has several subdivisions full of nice homes with great views, and I drove through one of them yesterday afternoon - - The Knolls off of Evanscove Road - - with my video in hand. The Knolls is a nice, quiet subdivision, with great views and very easy access, and there are quite a few homes and lots for sale at the present time. Ghost Town in the Sky and the office for the Town of Maggie Valley are seconds away. I noticed several ice cream shoppes in close proximity as well (just sayin').
Some of (6 comments)
The Headwaters at Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve - Alive, Thriving in WNC. - 07/20/09 05:19 AM
Impressive is the best way to describe the Banner Elk/Blowing Rock area of Western North Carolina. Wow. Progressive with a capital P. If I didn't have very special plans at The Swag on Wednesday, I would be heading to the horse show in Blowing Rock. A few days ago I wrote about the tour of The Headwaters at Banner Elk that Margie Casey and I enjoyed last week: The Headwaters at Banner Elk … Exceeding Your Expectations. My video camera was with me on the tour, and here is the YouTube video I just posted.
Follow The Headwaters blog here. (5 comments)
Visit WNC Farmers' Market for Honeymoon Salad ... Lettuce Alone with No Dressing. - 07/18/09 06:18 AM
Weekday afternoons are a great time to go shopping at the WNC Farmers’ Market, especially if you don’t like crowds. The blackberries are just as big, apples are just as crisp, and the view of The Biltmore Estate is just as spectacular! Great produce, great prices, and best of all, shopping at the WNC Farmers’ Market means we are supporting our local farmers. Yesterday was a great time to ride to Asheville and take photose at the WNC Farmers' Market. The WNC Farmers’ Market is open 7 days per week, so any day is a good day to go shopping for (4 comments)
Sunset Falls At Bald Creek, Haywood County's Beautiful Private Mountain Community. - 07/16/09 03:57 AM
The private mountain community of Sunset Falls at Bald Creek is very conveniently located a short distance from both Waynesville and Asheville, and offers beautiful mountain homesites with breathtaking, long-range mountain views. Altitudes at Sunset Falls of Bald Creek range from 3,200 to 4,300+ feet, present stunning views of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, mountain streams, cascading falls, and miles of hiking trails. Enjoy the old-growth forests, while at the same time utilizing the broadband internet and excellent cell phone reception.
Illustrative Master Plan Location Photo Gallery Contact Information (Tell them Susie sent you.) Or call 828-254-4235 right now. (4 comments)
Why YEO? - 07/15/09 09:07 AM
Taken last night at Waynesville's Gateway Club at a presentation put on by Sunset Falls.
Don't miss Bloodhound's post about Twitter. ;-) The School of Redfin Revisited. [Hoorah 1000watt blog!] MOONFRUIT! Hot, new free websites. 5 Useful Firefox Extensions You May Not Know About. For those, like me, who love Twitter - - Real-Time Chatterbox! 25 Free Mac Apps That Will Boost Your Productivity from Smashing Magazine.
Your Expectations Will Be Exceeded At The Headwaters. - 07/14/09 04:00 AM
John Haynes, the Developer of The Headwaters at Banner Elk, took time out of his busy schedule to take Margie Casey and I on an afternoon tour of his exceptional development Saturday, which development, by the way, is very active (seriously), not only with new owners’ homes under construction, but with active, buying customers. Banner Elk is about 2 hours from Maggie Valley. Why (in one word) is The Headwaters at Banner Elk actually busy, even in this market? I came away knowing – VALUE. No kidding. Your expectations will actually be exceeded. Some of the present features are: Lakes (2) (6 comments)
Do You Want to Ride in My Mercedes [Cowboy]? - 07/12/09 05:10 AM
Late Friday (July 10) I went for a ride looking for some porn, and also to see what was going on in Maggie Valley. The weather and clouds didn’t make for a pretty video, but please enjoy the short ride.
Visit the Festival Grounds Saturday or Sunday for the Arts and Crafts Festival. Visit the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum Saturday or Sunday. Eat at Joey’s Pancake House in the morning. Spend some time at Ghost Town in the Sky this weekend.
HORSEALICIOUS Breaking Horse News Breaking Asheville News Original posted on Bucking the Real Estate Trend. (7 comments)
Flowers for My '39th' Birthday in Pinnacle Ridge Subdivision, Waynesville NC. - 07/08/09 05:13 AM
My realtor friend Bonnie Williams treated me to a delicious Birthday Dinner Monday night at her beautiful home in Pinnacle Ridge in Waynesville NC. Pinnacle Ridge is one of the beautiful mountain, deed-restricted, gated communities in Haywood County with beautiful views in every direction, and a location convenient to everything. Bonnie plants beautiful flowers every Spring, so I ran out before the dinner was ready and the sun disappeared, and snapped a few photos of her flowers. She also plants herbs, which were delicious in the chicken, vegetables and salad.
Recent articles on Western North Carolina Developments Approved Developments (3 comments)
Waynesville's Mini-Horse Farm Led Me Astray Again. Wish It Had Been A Cowboy. - 07/06/09 04:40 AM
A few days ago I, once again, ended up at the mini-horse farm on Mauney Cove Road in Waynesville NC, which is located maybe 60 seconds from Granny’s Chicken Palace. The owners are all geared up for carriage and pony rides. What a great place to take your kids if you are in town for the weekend, or if you live here in Haywood County. Phone number not publicized; just stop by.
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy ... Dressage Style. Horse Radio Network Included Me In .... Balsam Mountain Preserve, a Golfer's and Equestrian's Dream. HORSEALICIOUS Breaking Horse News (3 comments)
Celebrate Independence Day in Western North Carolina. - 07/04/09 09:12 AM
The weather is beautiful this weekend, and there's something for everyone to do in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Red White and Boom in Maggie Valley Stars and Stripes Celebration in Waynesville Independence Day Festivities in and around Maggie Valley and Waynesville See the Miniature Horses in Waynesville NC (I visited again yesterday, July 3)
The apples are growing around Maggie Valley and making me think of the fall Apple Harvest Festival. Haywood County has wonderful apple orchards famous not only for their apples, but also their ciders, apple cakes, jams, and a sundry of baked goods. Here is a link to addresses and directions to various Haywood County apple orchards and others in the Blue Ridge region of beautiful Western North Carolina. Pictures from last year during Fall’s Apple Harvest Season. 21st Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Haywood County, October 17, 2009. Buy Haywood. Breaking Asheville News Breaking Horse News My horse website Original (4 comments)
Photos for this slideshow were taken in and around Lake Junaluska late the afternoon of June 30. Independence Day Celebration 2009 - Schedule of Events Directions to Lake Junaluska Slideshow of last year’s Fireworks at Lake Junaluska Lake Junaluska at dusk photos Seeing the Light on Lake Junaluska Breaking Asheville News Breaking Horse News My horse website
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