Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Original Mast General Store In Valle Crucis

 When we first arrived at the Mast General I thought there wasn't many people at the store due to the fact there was only four vehicles out front.  What we didn't know was that there was a parking lot around back and it was packed.  Like us, they wanted to see where it all began in 1883.  We wondered around the store picking up a few items for Stone, and I of course got some candy.  Slowly we made our way down the street to the Mast Store Annex where around back, out by the creek they sell ice-cream and it was calling my name.  Stone and I made our selections and settled down in some chairs while enjoying our cones filled with sweet creamy goodness.  Finishing we loaded up and headed to Boone North Carolina for lunch.  Hey, there is nothing wrong with dessert first.  We ended up at an old familiar place called Macado's that we would frequent when we would come to town to visit the oldest when she was a student at Appalachian State University.  I swear the menu had not changed and the food was just as I remembered.
With full stomachs we drove over to Blowing Rock.  The town was full of life.  People and their dogs were all about.  We wondered around walking off the ice-cream and lunch before going back to Beech Mountain where a Jazz Band was playing out on the lawn at the Inn.

 The Original Mast General Store

Around back of the store where they have music on Saturdays.

 Their can never be too much candy...

 Me and my Fireball and Stone with his Orange Dream Cycle ice-cream out back along the creek behind The Mast Store Annex.

 Fireball Ice-cream
The best ice-cream I have ever eaten!!!

A little quiet time back at the Inn after a full day before heading to dinner.