Sunday, April 28, 2013

Congratulations Mom and Bob

Family and friends gathered to celebrate my mom and her significant other, Bob!  A great time was had by all at more than several dinners throughout an incredible weekend!

I can't wait to visit Blowing Rock, NC in the future - such a beautiful town!

Thursday Dinner - Pig Roast in the parking lot of the Mountainaire Inn.  There was a lot of fun, a lot of food, and a lot of wine!  Check out the fireplace mantle design - we love going to this inn because the owner is just so creative with her decor.  My mom and Bob have become friends with the owners over the years and they were invited guests to the festivities!

Friday - Mystery Hill - don't waste your money; go Gem Mining next door
My husband and brother used the IPhones to measure the "vortex" phenomenons - like the water that flows uphill.  There is absolutely nothing great about this place except that it was built so that your eye deceive you.  IPhones checked the actual angles and no water was flowing up hill....

By way of further explanation, the vortex is a room built on a steep angle; as a result, gravity takes over and you feel like you want to fall down in the room (no different that standing on a steep hill).

 At least there was a free museum to attend; I thought the piano was very cool!  There was also an old time dental studio set up (so yes, there were some redeeming qualities).

Friday - Ceremony at the Mountainaire Inn, Blowing Rock.  The ceremony was held outside the cabin where my mom and Bob stayed.

 The reception was held at another incredibly beautiful hotel (sorry - forgot the name).  We had a fantastic wine dinner (did you get the impression yet that our group loves their wine!).

Alex (my brother's girlfriend) caught the bouquet

Saturday - Wine and Chocolate Cooking Class; visit to the Blowing Rock, and Gem Mining

Definitely recommend visiting the Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock to see if the chef includes any of the dishes taught in the Chocolate and Wine Cooking Class.  Pork tenderloin covered in coffee grinds and drizzled with a dark chocolate sauce was a "to die for" meal!

Hailee and Marissa LOVE Uncle David and Alex