It was my first trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, but it was trip I won’t soon forget.
In point of fact I had no intention of visiting Blowing Rock on this trip. I knew I would pass through this tiny hamlet on my way to Boone, NC for the fourth of July holiday, but I was going to reserve this spot for another time. Most of what I knew about Blowing Rock was that it is a great spot to visit when you want to escape the mid-summer heat of Charlotte. After testing this theory for myself I can confirm its authenticity. The temperature in Blowing Rock was easily 20°F cooler when I passed through just a little over an hour after departing Charlotte; Note to self…must visit here again.
My goal for the weekend was not, however, an escape to a cooler climate, it was to tour around Boone, checkout the scenes, and partake in some of the local craft breweries scattered throughout. Since there are only three breweries in Boone, I accomplished my intended plan in short order and decided there was time to venture into Blowing Rock which isn’t all that far down the road. Besides it was on my way home and I knew I would need a pit stop along the way.
Had a chance to stop by Rocky’s located at 10310 Wilmington Street in Huntersville. We were on our way back from a nice hot day in Cornelius and had pizza on our minds. I hadn’t heard of this particular pizza joint, but the mood was there so the short detour off the Highway 77 was a no brainer.