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driving to Blowing Rock/Boone from Florida-March 2011

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driving to Blowing Rock/Boone from Florida-March 2011

We are driving to NC from South Florida and want the kids to see snow (ski, skate and tube hopefully). Looking for a CLEAN hotel/cabin to stay 4 nights and a recommended ski resort. Hope you can help us!

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1. Re: driving to Blowing Rock/Boone from Florida-March 2011

Chetola is a highly rated resort in BR. It may not meet your requirements but it's an outstanding resort.

Chetola Resort @ 500 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 828 - 295 - 5500.

http://www.chetola.com/

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2. Re: driving to Blowing Rock/Boone from Florida-March 2011

You might consider Country Inn or La Quinta in Boone.

Country Inn and Suites @ 818 East King Street, Boone, NC 828 - 264 - 4234.

countryinns.com/boone-hotel-nc-28607/ncboone

La Quinta Inn and Suites @ 165 Hwy 105 Extension, Boone, NC 828 - 262 - 1234.

www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do…

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3. Re: driving to Blowing Rock/Boone from Florida-March 2011

I suggest these websites for ski mountain information.

Sugar Mountain -North Carolina's largest ski resort: www.skisugar.com

Appalachian Ski Mtn- closest to Blowing Rock and children's ski program -

www.appskimtn.com

Beech Mountain www.skibeech.com

www.blowingrock.com

www.visitboonenc.com

Banner Elk area www.averycounty.com

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4. Re: driving to Blowing Rock/Boone from Florida-March 2011

Here's a few joints along I 95 in GA and SC in case you need to stop and rest. When you get to Jacksonville, FL on I 95 get off at Exit 353 C on W Union St. and go about 8 blocks to Pearl and take a left to Jenkin's Quality BBQ which is home owned by the Jenkins' Family for over 50 years. Get off I 95 at Exit 373 and go W to Callahan's BBQ.

Jenkin's Quality BBQ @ 830 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL 904 - 353 - 6388.

http://www.jenkinsqualitybarbecue.com/

Callahan's BBQ @ 45007 State Rd 200, Callahan, FL 904 - 879 - 4675.

Get off I 95 at Exit 1 and go W on St. Mary's which turns into Scrubby Bluff Rd. and go to Jack's BBQ. Or you can get off I 95 at Exit 3 at Kingsland, GA and cross E King Ave. to Boone Ave. which is the next street then take a left to Blue's BBQ at the Chevron Market for good BBQ.

Jack's BBQ @ 1359 Scrubby Bluff Rd., Kingsland, GA 912 - 729 - 1500.

Blue's BBQ @ 1330 Boone Ave. Extension E, Kingsland, GA 912 - 576 - 8682.

Get off I 95 at Exit 29 and go W on Highway 82 about a mile to Gary Lee's Market for good road food.

Gary Lee's Market @ 3636 U. S. Hwy. 82, Brunswick, GA. 912 - 265 - 1925.

Get off I 95 at Exit 49 to the right at Darien, GA and go NW on Highway 251 less than a mile to Smokey Joe's BBQ. It is between two hotels on the left and has excellent pulled pork.

If you want the best fresh seafood on your trip get off I 95 at Exit 49 in Darien, GA to the right and go E on Highway 251 to Highway 17. Take a right on Highway 17 and go S for 1.2 miles. Turn right on Broad St. just before crossing the bridge. Go one block and take your first left on Screven St. and have some outstanding fresh seafood at Skipper's Fish Camp. [size=3 font="times new roman"].

Smokey Joe's BBQ @ State Hwy. 251, Darien, GA. 912 - 437 - 2555.

Skipper's Fish Camp @ 85 Screven St., Darien, GA 912 - 437 - 3474.

http://www.skippersfishcamp.com/

Get off I 95 at Exit 58 at Townsend, GA to the right on Highway 99 and go less than a mile to Highway 17. Turn left and go N about 2 miles to Pine Harbor Rd. Take a right and go E about 2 miles to Sepelo Station Crossing and fantastic fresh local seafood and hand cut steaks.

Sapelo Station Crossing @ 1172 Pine Harbor Marina Road, Townsend, GA 912 - 832 - 3555.

Get off I 95 at Exit 67 at Townsend, GA to the right and go S on Highway 17 for 1.2 miles then take a left going E onto Harris Neck Road just past a small church. Go 5.7 miles E to the Jessie Grant Road and look for the purple OSD sign on your left. Turn to the right at the sign for about 100 feet to Old School Diner for the best fresh seafood around. OSD is open for dinner Wednesday/Saturday and Noon to 10 PM on Sunday. They are closed on Monday and Tuesday. This might be the best road food you will have on your trip.

Old School Diner @ 1080 Jesse Grant Road, Townsend, GA 912 - 832 - 2136.

http://oldschooldiner.com/

Get off I 95 at Exit 76 at Midway, GA and go E on Highway 38 to Sunbury Rd. Take a left and go to Brigantine Dunmore Rd. Take a left and go to Sunbury Crab Co. which is open for dinner serving outstanding fresh seafood. This might be the best place you stop for the seafood is outstanding.

Sunbury Crab Co. @ 539 Brigantine Dunmore Road Midway, GA 912 - 884 - 8640.

http://sunburycrabco.wp.net/

Get off I 95 at Exit 87 at Richmond Hill, GA and go W on Highway 17 half a mile to Smoking Pig BBQ next to the BP Station on N side of Highway 17. The ribs and chicken are excellent. This is probably your best stop for BBQ in GA.

Smokin Pig BBQ @ 3986 U.S. 17, Richmond Hill, GA. 912 - 756 - 7850.

Get off I 95 at Exit 102 at Pooler. GA and go W on Highway 80 4/5 blocks to Don's Famous BBQ.

Don's Famous BBQ @ 217 US Highway 80 E., Pooler, GA 912 - 748 - 8400.

Get off I 95 at Exit 5 at Hardeville, SC and go S on Highway 17 which is Speedway Boulevard. Go 5.5 miles and take a left on Highway 170A which is S 27 34 and go 3.5 miles to Oakatie Highway. Take a right and go to The Pink Pig.

The Pink Pig @ 3508 South Okatie Highway, Hardeeville, SC 843 - 784 - 3635.

http://www.the-pink-pig.com/

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5. Re: driving to Blowing Rock/Boone from Florida-March 2011

I am going to copy axle's excellent list and put it in the glove box of my car. BBQ and seafood all the way to Jacksonville and back!

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