Sunday, January 26, 2014

Winterfest in Blowing Rock NC

Well if it's gotta be freezing cold we might as well see some snow! Even if we had to drive 45 minutes to get to see the snow it was still fun. We decided to take off to Blowing Rock, NC on Saturday to attend the Winterfest event. It was so cold! The temp in the car said 27 but the windchill made it feel more like 11 degrees. The snow falling was beautiful and the kids were super excited about it.

There was a lot of ice on the mountains but luckily none on the roads.

So excited to be in the snow I don't even care my toes are numb!

Ice carving demonstrations

Snowball anyone?

Hayride in the snow with complimentary quilts to bundle up in with strangers all enjoying seeing the sights of downtown Blowing Rock all snuggled in the hay behind a John Deere. 

Catching snowflakes!

Big brother gathering a handful of snow to get back at brother.....
resulting in this.  Payback hurts....

Warm crafts indoors at the community center sponsored by the Girl Scouts.


Downtown restaurant recommended by the locals. Only open for breakfast and lunch and serve hearty comfort food.

Best hot cocoa ever!! Or maybe it just felt like a luxury to be warm after walking out in the snow.

We missed watching the 115 people who paid to take the polar plunge in the frozen lake earlier that morning (CRAZY!), and we didn't go tubing because of the windchill and crowds, but all in all it was well worth the drive just to play in the snow a little bit. Our oldest son said he was glad to see the snow and glad to leave it there. Apparently not a fan of the extreme cold. 

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