Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Conemarra
Today was one of the more relaxing days of our mini-vacation. In the morning we visited the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Sandburg's home, Connemarra is in a beautiful setting and includes some hiking trails and a goat farm. We toured the house, visited the goats,
Angry Goat
and hiked to the top of Glassy Mountain.
Big Glassy Mountain
In the afternoon we headed into Asheville where we ate a great lunch at Jack of the Wood Pub. The beer was very good, and the IPA is highly recommended. After lunch we strolled around town and then grabbed a campsite at Lake Powhatan. After a shower we headed back into town for a beer tasting at French Broad Brewing Co. It was really interesting in that they have live music to listen to while you sample. The beer was once again excellent. Since they did not offer food, we headed back downtown to Barley's Taproom where we got some pizza and more good, local beer.   

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