About 10 miles from Julian Price lies a quaint town called Blowing Rock, North Carolina. This town, according to Captain Jim, was designed, created and populated to attract women. From it’s flower gardened main street to it’s many chic stores it does seem he has a point. We chose a perfectly comfortable, overcast day to stroll it’s main street. You will want to find one of their several free parking areas to stow away your vehicle as parking on the main street is at a premium. We found ample parking between their public pool and a very lovely park. A steep hike up some hidden steps and you are close to Main Street. You can walk from one end to the other quite comfortably, as it’s not very long.
There were many fascinating shops and storefronts. Myself, I’m not really a very girly-girl so the shops only really interest me from a “viewing” standpoint. I like to see all the interesting wares and what-nots. I love the architecture and did get to take some interesting shots of some of the buildings. I was drawn to one shop though, much to the detriment of my pocketbook. It was a lovely yarn shop named Unwound Yarn http://www.unwoundyarn.com/ I enjoyed perusing the many colorful and varied yarns. Even Jim and Kaelin found the different yarns to be interesting, noting the textures and varied softness. I did buy a wonderful kit to make a Christmas present for my oldest daughter. Of course, I can’t share what it is yet, but I can say it had 21 different colors!
Of course, when you stroll through little towns like this you do work up an appetite and this is when you search out restaurants that are unique to the area. We were drawn to Town Tavern http://www.towntavernbr.com/ and were fairly pleased. The food was mostly pub style food and spirits. It was a little pricey as probably most all restaurants and stores are in Blowing Rock. It had a neat atmosphere and I can imagine it gets to hopping on weekends and evenings.
Blowing Rock is definitely worth the stroll whether you are a shopper or not. And the area offers more than just the downtown shopping excursions. Not far from there is The Blowing Rock itself, which we visited last year. It is located off The Blueridge Parkway, a must do! And it is close to Boone. You cannot go wrong visiting this lovely area. For more information visit this link: https://blowingrock.com/