I have always loved the Boone & Blowing Rock area. I grew up visiting there & I just love the charm of Blowing Rock and the college town atmosphere of Boone. It really is the BEST place & awesome for exploring (hiking, fishing, eating & shopping).
I was pretty much tied to my desk during the day working but we got out a little bit and of course played with Lincoln until he could barely keep his eyes open.
We made Banana Pudding one night & it was sooooo good. This one is made with Chessmen Cookies instead of Nilla Wafers. Try it. You won't be disappointed. You can find the recipe on my Pinterest here.
We hit up the Local Lion for coffee and donuts one morning. The donuts were great & the coffee was just ok to me. I would definitely go back though!
That next weekend, my grandparents were there as well as my dad and sister. We did a little shopping at Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, an all time favorite of mine. I love the creakiness when you go in of the wood floors and the rocking chairs outside. Don't forget to get yourself a glass Coke and a little candy on your way out.
We ate lunch right down the street at a new to me place called "Over Yonder." Do yourself a favor and go. This place was oozing with charm and the food fantastic! My sister and I split the Affogato dessert and it was SO yummy. So good I forgot to get a picture.
We ended the weekend with corn hole of course, rounds of Speak Out, and more puppy snuggles.
It was so nice to get to see my family. I wish that B had been there but alas he had to work and take care of our pup. I will say, it was nice to get back to him on Sunday. I've got some planned outfit posts coming up that I'm excited about and hope to shoot those this week or weekend for y'all! Be sure to check back!!