P1060289In 2010, we decided to make a tradition of spending a week in the mountains. A tradition we can continue after our kids have grown and have kids of their own. It will be something that everyone can count on, regardless of their financial situation.

This year was our second such trip (and I’m already planning on going back in a month). This year’s vacation itinerary nearly mirrored last years. We hit the same restaurants and did the same activities. Why mess with what works?

Day 1
Driving Florida to Boone
Breakfast/Lunch at Cracker Barrel Dinner at Bandanas BBQ

Day 2
Sledding at Moses Cone Park
Grocery Shopping
Dinner at Cabin – Chili

Day 3
Shopping in Blowing Rock
Watching Skiers and snacks at Appalachian Ski Mountain
Dinner at Cabin – Roast Beef

Day 4
Snowboarding and Skiing at Sugar Mountain
Dinner at Cabin – Chicken and Yellow Rice

Day 5
Shopping in Boone
Lunch at Mellow Mushroom
Scones and Cookies at Stick Boy Bakery
Dinner at Coyote Kitchen

Day 6
Snowboarding and Skiing at Beech Mountain
Sledding at Beech Mountain
Dinner at Cabin – Blackened Chicken Pasta

Day 7
Tubing at Hawksnest
Shopping in downtown Blowing Rock
Dinner at Cabin – Leftovers/Fridge Cleanout

Day 8
Drive Boone to Florida
Lunch at Logan’s Roadhouse

Notable Memories Events

  • Shopping Downtown Boone on New Years Day
  • Everything was closed
  • Horse Head Sledding in Moses Cone
  • Doug finally got his "snow legs" on skis
  • Freezing Hottub Relay Races
  • Dan’s ski sliding down the mountain into the terrain park
  • The girls getting stuck in Beech parking lot
  • Dan afraid to drive everywhere because of snow and ice
  • Trevor riding Brandon down the hill…again
  • Skiing/Boarding with my brother and his family
  • Eggs, Eggs, and more Eggs (there will be a menu change next year)
  • Brandon’s frozen smile from the snow guns at Beech
  • Dan blowing out the crotch on his snow bibs
  • Me bruising a rib…with my own fist


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