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Lake Lure trip

Postby Cheryl » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:53 am

This is the first time I've had any down time since we got here. Casey decided it was time for him to play some golf so I'm sitting here watching the fog lift from the valley and gorge. The first glimpse of Lake Lure as it's getting dark. It was pitch black by the time we got up the mountain to the cabin (I had to wait until the next morning to get pictures of the outside of the cabin. If we had not stayed on all the back roads (and making numerous stops) we would have been here by noon. It was a very long day.
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The place really isn't very attractive. I like a cabin look/feel in the mountains.....lots of wood.
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I don't even like the look from the back.
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Inside on the top floor.
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Re: Lake Lure trip

Postby Cheryl » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:56 am

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Steps going down to the master and another family room
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Re: Lake Lure trip

Postby Cheryl » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:57 am

This family room was cute.
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Huge master bedroom (I hated the bathroom).
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This is a crazy closet for a vacation rental.
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Re: Lake Lure trip

Postby Cheryl » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:57 am

Then you go down another floor to a rec room.
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Re: Lake Lure trip

Postby Cheryl » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:58 am

View from back deck
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Re: Lake Lure trip

Postby Cheryl » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:48 pm

Watching the fog in the gorge this morning.
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Chimney Rock. If the elevator is working I'll go to the top but it's 27 stories and I AM NOT GOING TO TAKE THE STEPS. They drilled a shaft up through the rocks to build the elevator (hope I don't have a panic attack). It breaks down a lot.
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Re: Lake Lure trip

Postby Attilius » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:44 am

Yeah, that is not a cabin. That is just a regular house that they turned into a vacation rental. Nice flooring though. ....and I have no idea why you don't want to walk 27 flights. :)
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Re: Lake Lure trip

Postby Cheryl » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:10 am

Attilius wrote:Yeah, that is not a cabin. That is just a regular house that they turned into a vacation rental. Nice flooring though. ....and I have no idea why you don't want to walk 27 flights. :)


I couldn't even have done that when I was much younger.
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Re: Lake Lure trip

Postby Cheryl » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:15 am

Today will definitely be a day of rest. It's supposed to rain (with thunderstorms) all day and they are predicting 3 1/2 inches before noon. I can't wait to see what the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock looks like tomorrow morning. And, we have an alert:

Tornado Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 546 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 22 COUNTIES

IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES

ALEXANDER BUNCOMBE BURKE
CALDWELL CATAWBA HAYWOOD
HENDERSON JACKSON MACON
MCDOWELL POLK RUTHERFORD
TRANSYLVANIA
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Re: Lake Lure trip

Postby Cheryl » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:07 pm

Last time we went to the Cataloochee Valley in the NC Great Smokey Mountains National Park to see the elk, we only saw one old female. So, we got up at 5am this morning and drove the winding roads to get there at sunrise. We were not disappointed this time. Check out this video of two young males rutting to determine their dominance.

http://youtu.be/lPF8WntYKPE

And check out the rack on this guy. I have more pics but I'm just sharing this one right now.

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