Blogs from Boone, North Carolina, United States, North America


North America » United States » North Carolina » Boone March 22nd 2020

It was a strange week with a trip planned to Spain getting cancelled. I was looking much forward to getting away with my friend Scott to the mountains area. Coronavirus mania had dominated the news and life had been turned upside down. It was a 3 hour drive from the apartment to get to the Air Bnb. It was a windy curvy road to get to the home. We passed the driveway at one point to the place, but finally went up a steep hill to get to the top. Thankfully it wasn't icy outside or it would have been even tougher to get up the driveway. The outside of the home resembled a beautiful cabin in the woods. We had the bottom floor of the house to ourselves. We walked inside and saw a moose ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Boone December 7th 2019

Even before the season began, I was expecting to attend the Sun Belt Championship Game at Appalachian State University. That was a bold prediction, considering that the Sun Belt Conference has a moveable championship game: it is hosted by the school with the better record. That’s one of the main reasons I wanted to attend a championship game from the Group of Five: I have been attending games at schools all season, and all of the Power Five conferences have stationary games that take place at NFL stadiums. Only the MAC in the Group of Five does this. And three of the Group of Five conferences are close enough to me that it would be possible to make a trip without too much effort. I wanted it to be App State, because they’re probably the closest ... read more
Pretty sure this bell tower is an iconic landmark around App State
The center of campus for Appalachian State University
Looking back toward the main campus of App State

So it was time to hit the road again, Rich in Waldwick NJ who most graciously kept my bike hidden away in a retreat for abused bikes, his garden shed, was to be relieved of his burden. Last year as I came to the west coast of the US I had an idea of going up and down the coast and then ship the bike back to jolly olde Sweden as the last leg of the American odyssey. Then I met Grant in some hotel in Bumfuck Nepal and we got talking about riding in Mexico, one of my favourite countries, and we talked about going there together. Grant lives in Dallas and that is close-ish to Mexico and he said that I could park my bike in his garage, so now I'm on my way ... read more

My grandparents on my paternal side are on the younger side of the scale and always up for a new adventure. They moved to our sleepy hometown in the Triad region of North Carolina about four years ago, when my husband and I were expecting our first child. They’d lived in Texas their entire lives and were ready to settle down and spend their golden years surrounded by the family they’d loved from a long distance for so long. Yet, even though they’ve put down their forever roots here, they are constantly on the go! My little family is in the youngest stages of our lives and still, they hit the road so much more than we do! This past weekend, they invited us to attend a dinner theater with them up in Boone, NC. We ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Boone April 12th 2018

My husband Robert recently underwent a job change. For 12 years, he worked as a plumber apprentice under his grandfather, fixing pipes and repairing bathrooms. His grandfather worked with him until the ripe old age of 83, when he retired to take care of his wife who’d recently fallen and required more care. It didn’t take long for my husband to realize that working alone wasn’t his forte. He has a very social personality and missed having conversations with people throughout the day. So, a few months after his grandfather left the business, so did my husband. He went to work in an outside sales position for a plumbing supply company. It was a great fit, as the industry was the same and he already knew all of the background information. Plus, most of his new ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Boone July 31st 2015

Bonjour à tous, Côté musique Asheville n'a pas tenus ses promesses. Énormément de monde dans le centre ville, l'après midi, j'avais vu qu'il y avait beaucoup de restaurants, mais le soir j'ai eu la sensation que leur nombre avait doublé. Tous bondés. Par contre deux bars où il y avait un orchestre de jazz, ceux ci étaient totalement désertés, autant dire pas d'ambiance. J'ai pourtant fait 3 ou 4 km à pied dans la ville. Conclusion avant 10h30 j'étais au lit. Avant de partir ce matin je jette un œil sur les hôtels qu'il y a Boone, Tous complets, et bien sur les prix vont avec la demande. Je fait une réservation, à plus de 30 km car je n'ai pas envie de chercher des heures ce soir, a un prix raisonnable dans une station de ... read more
Linville Falls
les lacets

North America » United States » North Carolina » Boone June 29th 2010

There are a great number of photos in this blog but we make no apologies. The Blue Ridge Parkway has simply been too spectacular! Please make sure you see the pictures on pages 2 and 3 as well!! We rejoined the Blue Ridge Parkway in the town of Boone, named after the explorer Daniel Boone! We were Couch Surfing there with a great guy named Jared. He's an artist and a musician and very talented at both. Whilst we were staying we got to see his band, Living Art, practice for their gig that night. Because it started at 10pm and was going on until 2 or 3 we didn't go along but their rehearsal session sounded fantastic. After a very peaceful and relaxing night we drove along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the car park ... read more
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