Monday, November 29, 2010

A Christmas Carol in Western North Carolina

In a bow to 1930's-era radio dramas, performers will recreate Orson Welles's classic broadcast of "A Christmas Carol" onstage at Western North Carolina University. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in WCU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. All tickets are $10 each.

The team of Steve Carlise, Bruce Frazier and Don Connelly, all WCU faculty members, are responsible for putting together this one time performance which will be done live at the 1000 seat Arts Center. It will be simulcast on the radio and streamed on the Internet. A live orchestra and sound effects will bring us all back to 1938.

Connelly tracked down Welles's original script, got permission from Campbell's Soup Company who owns the rights to the show and even found Arthur Anderson who played the Ghost of Christmas Past in the 1938 broadcast. He is 88 years old and will be coming to Cullowhee to reprise his role.

Take a break from the holiday rush and come to Waynesville for a  Smoky Mountain romantic getaway  and purchase tickets for this great show . Afterwards, come back to Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast and end a perfect evening sitting fireside sipping on champagne or enjoying some stress free time in the Jacuzzi!

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina My Zimbio
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Monday, November 22, 2010

The Orange Peel, Acoustic Syndicate, Asheville Events

Acoustic Syndicate at the Orange Peel in Asheville
Saturday, November 27th
9:00 PM (8:00 PM doors)
$15.00 advance / $17.00 door
In case you haven’t heard of them, Acoustic Syndicate is a native North Carolina rock / folk / bluegrass group. Formed in 1992, the band has toured all over the United States, playing at major festivals such as Farm Aid and Bonnaroo. Their harmonies and intricate banjo playing exemplify one of the many reasons they have been successful. While most of the band’s members hail from just outside Shelby, North Carolina, bassist Jay Saunders is an Asheville native and he is coming home for Thanksgiving in a big way.

Round out your Thanksgiving weekend by listening to Acoustic Syndicate and then coming back to our Waynesville North Carolina bed and breakfast for the night!




Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina My Zimbio
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Girlfriend's Getaway, Waynesville North Carolina Lodging

A couple of weekends ago we had a bunch of gals from Florida and North Carolina visit us for a girlfriend's getaway in our Waynesville North Carolina lodging establishment. They had a ball! The first highlight of their weekend was to find "spa bags" in their rooms full of bath salts, lotions, candles and slippers courtesy of Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.  They had an evening of catching up with each other while enjoying cheese and crackers, popcorn, cookies and wine in our Garden Room with a glowing fire going. Friday night was Art After Dark...all the art studios and galleries, stores and restaurants stay open later than usual and Ceviches was the restaurant of choice. They loved it!

Woke up to the smell of an amazing breakfast and the next surprise... it snowed. Well the girls from Florida went crazy. They were outside making snowballs and snow angels, even threw one at me inside and I caught it! What fun! After their bellies were full off they went to Discovery Wellness Spa, an amazing spa here in town. Facials, massage and reflexology for everyone all day long. Their previous plans were to go out to dinner Saturday night but that changed. The girls wanted to spend more time here since they were out for the day.They opted for relaxing fireside, trying out our sauna and luxuriating in the Jacuzzis. Couldn't pass this picture up. It summed up the evening... heavenly!
 
Of course the girls started to get hungry so we said that we would pick something up for them. Ron made a Bocelli's pizza run and the group had dinner while lounging in their PJ's. It was sad to see everyone leave, they had a great time. We know that they will take advantage of our North Carolina Vacation package again next year!

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina My Zimbio
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Smoky Mountain Vacation,Tail of the Dragon

When considering the thought of a Smoky Mountain vacation you most definitely want to include taking a drive on the Tail of the Dragon as my high school classmate and husband did. There is nothing like it. Suzanne and Jim Holden visited for 3 days to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Jim wrote about their experience, one in which I would like to share.

A couple of weekends ago, wife Suzanne and I packed ERA3001 into the car trailer and headed south to the NC-Tenn Smokey Moutains on a trek to drive the "Tail of the Dragon". We stayed in an outstanding B&B in small town approximately 20 miles west of Asheville, NC. The next day we set out for our cruise in ERA3001 and spent some seven hours driving the roads in the Smokey Mountains, including the "Tail of the Dragon". The "Tail of the Dragon" is an eleven mile 300 plus turn undulating narrow two lane challenge of mountain highway. The foliage was in full color, the views spectacular and the roads, for the most part, in great shape (certainly compared to ours here in the NE) and relatively lightly traveled.

It did, however, appear that every motorcycle in the southeast, from Harley cruisers to rice burner - knee scrapers, was attempting to drive the "Tail" that Sunday afternoon, with a great disparity of speeds. So, we made the run once and then headed off in search of other roads.


ERA 3001 was just the car for this back road jaunt; cruising along without a hiccup. Once again I was reminded that for me, ERA had made my fantasy a reality.


Next year we plan to do it again, only this time, just in 3001 (Suzanne says that she will pack "lighter") and take a few more days to do it properly.


Jim



Here are a couple of websites to visit for anyone else planning to make the trek:

http://www.andonreidinn.com/

http://www.dealsgap.com/

Thanks Jim and Suzanne! Our Waynesville North Carolina bed and breakfast will be waiting for your return next year.





Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina My Zimbio
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Gingerbread House Competition,Grove Park Inn


Experience the world of gingerbread at the national gingerbread house competition held at the Grove Park Inn from November 15, 2010-January 2, 2011.

There are "Stories of Gingerbread"guided tours where you can go behind the scenes and learn about the construction , judging and display itself.These tours are offered Wed-Saturday at 9am and 3pm. Adults-$10

A brand new activity that is being offered will be creating your own gingerbread cookie. "Baking Memories" Gingerbread Cookie Workshops are being offered Wed-Sat at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Adults-$10

The annual National Gingerbread House Competition kicks off the holiday season with the wonderful aroma of cinnamon, ginger, allspice and cloves.You'll also find all those wonderful smells in our North Carolina bed and breakfast where we are known for the sumptuous breakfast we serve. No one leaves our table hungry!

Enjoy the warmth of our fireplaces and the beautiful mountain views as you experience our Waynesville, Asheville lodging at Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast !

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina My Zimbio
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