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Stories and Tips Banner Elk

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A Side Trip to the Carter Family Fold

Written by kstraveler on 22 Sep, 2005

We have always loved the music of the Carter Family. Before leaving for North Carolina, I searched the internet and discovered that the Carter Family lived near Hiltons, NC, when they made their original recordings. The trip took us about an hour and…Read More


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A Visit to Mount Airy, Home of Andy Griffith

Written by kstraveler on 22 Sep, 2005

The Kansas City Star featured an article on the Andy Griffith Collection at the visitor center at Mount Airy, NC, and all of us decided that we wanted to drive over and see it. It took us around an hour and a half to…Read More


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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Written by kstraveler on 22 Sep, 2005

As we drove back into Bristol, TN, after visiting the Carter Family Fold, we saw signs that led us to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The museum is housed in a very large shopping mall. The displays cover all of the original…Read More


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A Visit to Grandfather Mountain

Written by kstraveler on 22 Sep, 2005

One of our favorite activities on this trip was our visit to Grandfather Mountain. Grandfather Mountain is a privately owned park that includes the highest peak in North Carolina. It has a wildlife viewing area; a museum with plants, birds, minerals, and gemstones…Read More


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The Blue Ridge Parkway

Written by kstraveler on 20 Sep, 2005

We spent one entire day driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway. A person could have a delightful vacation driving the entire Parkway. There are many sites to see along the way. We especially enjoyed the Crafts Center, located in the Cone summer…Read More


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