Sunday, February 14, 2016

Winterfest 2016. The Polar Plunge

Every year at the end of January Blowing Rock NC hosts Winterfest. 
Just a few of the events are the Chili Cookoff, WinterFeast, Wine Tastings, Ice Carvings and more...

Here is what the High Country of NC Website said about the event...

Join the Village of Blowing Rock January 28-31, 2016 as we celebrate the fun side of winter at the 16th Annual Blowing Rock Winterfest! From the Chili Cookoff to WinterPaws Pet Show,  the icy Polar Plunge to WinterFeast, there’s something for all ages at Blowing Rock WinterFest.
One of the many highlights of Winterfest is the Polar Plunge.  It is held at the Chetola Resort.  Here are a few of my photos from the event...You will notice a few folks holding plungers, hence the Polar "Plunge":-)

Jump off point....
This guy stayed in the water the entire time making sure everyone made it out of the water.
He did a great job.
Great jumping style.

They said they were the Kardashians..I am pretty sure those are balloons and not their God given attributes:-)

Luckily no one needed the stretcher.
After jump comfort:-)

Another great Polar Plunge at the Chetola Resort.  My question for you.  Would you jump?
Happy Travels and Adventures

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chetola Resort....The Fire Pit

"Explore Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, an 87-acre resort within walking distance of a quaint mountain village, neighboring a 3,600-acre National Park and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina."
One of our favorite spots at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock NC was the Fire Pit.  If you go you will find this delightful location just outside the Timberlake's Restaurant. Be sure and secure a drink  from the bar before you venture out.
"At the turn of the 20th century, it was known for its natural beauty and therapeutic qualities. It is fitting that in Cherokee, Chetola means "Haven of Rest." Today it spans 87 magnificent acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has come to be known as a world-class resort."
...Beautiful Walkway...

I like this photo because you can see the fire in the glass.
Did I plan this? Of course not:-) 
...Erica enjoying her glass of wine...
....Me, yep I was talking during the photo...:-)
If you go to the resort be sure and spend some time with a glass of wine by the Fire Pit.
Lovely experience.
Happy Travels Everyone!