Our Week in North Carolina

After we said good-bye to Florida, we headed north to stay at a cabin in North Carolina for a few days, while we waited for our movers to arrive to our new home in South Carolina.

Here are some highlights from our week in the cabin:

Day 1: Greenville. The girls and Allan left around noon for downtown Greenville. They went to Falls Park and enjoyed some fro-yo at Blueberry Frog on Main Street. They saw our new rental house and loved it. Mommy and Nator stayed at the cabin for some much needed rest. Nator hardly slept at all during our almost 10-hr drive to North Carolina the day before! For dinner we went to Medina’s Village Bistro at Chimney Rock (very yummy, and we heard that their brunch menu is the best!). 

Day 2: Lake Lure. We went to the local grocery store Ingles and ate packed lunch there. We went on a hiking trail across the street (Donald Ross Nature Trail Park). We drove through traffic to the Lake Lure beach area. We walked around the Arts & Crafts Festival and had some ice cream and chili cheese fries. Girls were not fans of their ice cream (birthday cake flavor and some crazy mixed-colored flavor for MiniLu).  Nator was getting really hot and sweaty. 

Day 3: Asheville. We took the girls to Pack Square Park, where they had a fun splash pad for the kids. It was 75 degrees outside and playing in the water got really COLD for our Floridian girls.  We enjoyed some lunch at a Japanese restaurant in downtown Asheville. We then headed to The Botanical Gardens at Asheville (free admission!). The girls enjoyed exploring the gardens and the trails, while Nator slept in the baby carrier. Daddy tried to get some work done while we were in town, but free WiFi (that worked) was very hard to find in Asheville.

Day 4: Hendersonville. We headed to downtown Hendersonville and enjoyed yummy lunch at Mikes on Main (a very kid-friendly place). We then visited Jump Off Rock. The view was gorgeous. We explored one of the short hiking trails there.

Day 5: Good-bye, Lake Lure. We survived 5 days of cabin life with four kids! We headed down the mountain to our new home in Taylors, South Carolina.