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North Carolina Vacation – Day 4 of 9: Asheville to Maggie Valley

We planned to spend 3 nights (May 12-15) in Asheville and leave for Maggie Valley on the morning of Thursday, May 15th.  We changed our minds about staying 3 nights in Asheville. The weather forecast for Wednesday night and throughout the day Thursday called for rain and thunderstorms. The chance for precipitation was 100%. To avoid riding / driving in the rain we decided to depart Asheville Wednesday afternoon, rather than on Thursday morning, and check in at A Holiday Motel in Maggie Valley a day early.

After breakfast at the hotel, we packed and then checked out. We rode / drove to Biltmore Estate, arriving there around 8:45 am. We departed Biltmore Estate around 1:30 pm.  (If you haven’t read about our return visit to Biltmore Estate, please see my two previous blog posts.)

From Biltmore Estate we traveled to Maggie Valley.  It was less than an hour’s drive. We checked into A Holiday Motel, our home for the next 4 nights.

P5144942 4x6A Holiday Motel

P5144944 4x6Room #5 was our home away from home for 4 nights.
This room was right next to the lobby.

What brought us to Maggie Valley?  We traveled to Maggie Valley to attend the South East Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (SEVROC) motorcycle rally. Other VROCers had checked in before us.  Soon after we checked in, Bob went for a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway with a few of those who had already checked in.  I stayed behind and spent my time taking pictures of the hotel, reading, surfing the Internet and talking with “Lucky Al”.

WP_20140514_020 4x6The group of riders rode to the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway, where Bob took this picture of his motorcycle.  Someone offered to take a picture of Bob on the motorcycle, but he declined the offer.  He was saving that picture for when he and I rode to this location.

When everyone came back from the ride, we went to dinner at Snappy’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria.

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Photo obtained, with permission, from Katie Ayers.

I think you can tell from the photograph that food portions were generous.  I ordered a chef salad; Bob ordered a steak dinner. The chef salad was so large that I had to put some in a box for later.  The photograph shows, too, that we were a large group and that we had a fun time at dinner.  I love my VROC family!

2 Responses to “North Carolina Vacation – Day 4 of 9: Asheville to Maggie Valley”

  1. Eileen

    Linda, the hotel looks cute! What a fun get together for the club! Have a happy weekend!

    Reply

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