Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Rest of North Carolina

The rest of our time in North Carolina was fun, but Chris and I certainly discovered that we’re more city and town people. It was impossible to find Chinese food, or any restaurant chains, or like I said before, anything that stays open past 9pm. Being out in the woods and mountains, nearby to a gorgeous lake, it was really nice if you want to get away for a weekend. But if you want to get on the internet or eat familiar food … well, good luck. Lol

We went horseback riding one morning at the Cedar Creek Stables. We took the two-hour trip, and it was awesome. Our horses each had their own funny personalities and our guide Jessie certainly knew how to bring them out. She had such funny stories to tell about the horses, and such unbelievable stories to tell about her own life. She said she worked at these stables for 11 years, since she was 14. And when she was 14, she was too young to get paid, so she worked all summer to get a horse.

We tried to go to Chimney Rock Park again, but once again, it was closed. We got some ice cream and headed back to the resort to watch movies and play Diablo II, a computer game.

We did finally get to go to Chimney Rock Park. It was open the day we checked out. Only one problem: the elevator wasn’t working. Dun dun dun! Lol So we climbed the 400+ stairs to get up there, and I have to admit, it was worth the climb. The view was spectacular. We were at an elevation of over 2400 feet above sea level. We continued on for another hour and a half or so, and hiked over to the waterfall.

We drove for the rest of the day—it was actually warm enough to put the top down on the Camaro—and made it to North Myrtle Beach by evening.