Saturday, September 7, 2013

Vance Birthplace State Historic Site

It was a beautiful morning and we just had to get outside to enjoy it. We made the drive up into the mountains and across the state boundary into North Carolina. Today we would explore the Weaverville area. We started our exploration with a delicious lunch at Blue Mountain Pizza and Brewery. We got the delicious pesto pizza, a huge serving of nachos, and  some ales. I got a black IPA while Noelle got the IPA. Both were delicious. After lunch we headed to Vance Birthplace while dodging runners. Some type of relay race was going on and they didn't bother to close the road.

vance homestead
We toured the grounds and main home at the Vance Birthplace which interpreted the life of Zebulon Vance.
tool shed
springhouse
slave quarters
outbuilding
Sierra enjoyed walking barefoot through the soft grass.
walking grounds
It was an interesting site but definitely not as well interpreted as National Park Service sites. We fed Sierra her lunch there in the picnic shelter with a nice view of the surrounding fields and mountains
field
and then headed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway for the next part of our day's adventure.       

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