Monday, October 30, 2006

A NC Moutain Fall Vacation


The Huntsville times has published a travelogue that describes a sophomore's fall vacation trip to one of our favorite places, the mountains of North Carolina. Here is his take on the fly fishing in these parts:

North Carolina also offers some of the best trout-fishing streams in America. However, you can't just take your rod and throw some worms in; trout are some of the pickiest fish on the planet, and you have to cast just the right fly at just the right spot and float it by the trout at just the right speed.

He also has some food suggestions:

A great vacation is also about food, and Blowing Rock caters to a wide variety of tastes, with the Woodlands barbecue restaurant and its live entertainment, a Mellow Mushroom pizza parlor, Blowing Rock Market sandwiches and Tijuana Fats Mexican cantina.

He managed to pick some pretty good eateries in the Boone and Blowing Rock area. Try the Mexican corn bread at Woodlands and be sure to check out the haunted fireplace at Tijuana Fats in Blowing Rock. He left out one of our favorites though, The Peddler Steak House in Boone is probably my favorite steak restaurant of all time. The soup of the day is always French onion and the steaks (cut at your table if you like) are cooked to perfection over hickory coals. I rarely visit the town of Boone without stopping check in with the Peddler.

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