Saturday, May 28, 2005

1000 Places in North Carolina to See Before You Die

Jude was telling me about a book called 1000 Places to See Before You Die, and mentioned that there were two places in North Carolina, and yet there were 100 places in Oklahoma! Does this seem right? Well good, because I was kidding. About the Oklahoma part at least.

The two places were the Great Smokies National Park, and the Outer Banks.

I suspect they just didn't look hard enough.

What would you include in a book about a thousand places in NC?

I'm gonna ponder, then add a few. Blogsboro, however, jumps to mind.
Others that come to mind are Biltmore, Duke Chapel, the Castle at Chapel Hill, Reynolda, "White Oaks" the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, Charlotte neighborhoods of Myers Park, Eastover, Dilworth 1 and 2 , Morrocroft and Fourth Ward; Mount Mitchell, Tryon Palace, Moses Cone House, New River, Black Mountain College, Montreat, Carl Sandburg House, Thomas Wolfe House, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, Pinehurst, Blowing Rock, Nantahala "Waterfall Country" , Old Salem , Wright Brother's Monument and Kill Devil Hills, a tobacco farm, a hog farm, a furniture company, a textile mill, a pharmaceutical company, and Lowe's Motor Speedway -- not for the races, but for the August Jam of '74: The largest rock concert in North Carolina history, and featuring Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Allman Bros, PFM, OMD, BOA, and a few other acronyms. What else is there? What is near you?