There is one more place I want to share with you from our recent North Carolina trip. You may remember I told you the cottage where we stayed was right outside of Waynesville. We spent some time in that little town doing some sightseeing and some shopping. My very favorite shop there was Robin Blu, and now I am going to bombard you with photos of it. 🙂
They had precious items everywhere beginning with the window displays…
and continuing throughout the entire store.
(If our daughter had known those candles were there she would have asked us to bring her a blue one!)
They had some wonderful stems with cotton…
…many many cute signs for a mountain home…
and a nice collection of kitchen items.
And just look at those display shelves cleverly made from old luggage!
I had a hard time passing up that green mailbox.
(It would have worked well somewhere in our playroom!)
and all sorts of pretty things for weddings. 🙂
I came away with a few gifts for my husband and some friends.
(And don’t you just love their pretty blue packaging?! 🙂 )
Besides shopping in Waynesville, there are also a number of great restaurants there. My favorite was The Sweet Onion.
Even the parking lot there was beautiful with blooming tulips.
Here is a view of the interior of the restaurant.
And now to the menu….
Soooo many good choices!
When you go there, you MUST get a salad and try their delicious salad dressings. No joke. I could live on healthy salads alone if I had their Lemongrass or Sweet Onion dressings every meal. (And that is saying a lot coming from this chocoholic!)
My husband thought the Lemon Rosemary Chicken was excellent.
I had ordinary chicken fingers, but they were quite tasty.
After lunch we drove a while to the Nantahala Outdoor Center.
It is a dream store if you love kayaking, camping, and other outdoor activities like my husband does. When we were younger we would frequently visit this store.
Many whitewater championships are held right outside the store there on the Nantahala River.
Across the river from the NOC is a restaurant and other facilities.
It was quite a chilly day when we visited, but that didn’t stop groups from raftng and kayaking there in the icy cold water. (I would have been frozen!)
Wesser Falls lies downstream of the store, and it has class VI rapids…meaning you aren’t going through it unless you are very experienced in using a kayak or raft. (So almost everyone gets out of the river right before those falls.)
And just for reminiscing, we also made a drive over to Cataloochee Ranch, the place we went for our honeymoon.
It had not yet reopened for the 2016 season, so we did not go inside, but the outside still held its old fashioned rustic charm.
It would be fun to stay there again…perhaps on a future trip. 🙂
That brings us to the end of our all-too-short North Carolina journey. Thank you so very much for all your wonderful comments on the last few posts. I have thoroughly loved reading them! And now it is time to announce the winner of the $50 Amazon gift card and two delightful Kristy Woodson Harvey novels.
The winning comment was….
and that comment belonged to this one:
So congratulations Cindy! I will be in touch with you very soon!
Until next time…