The first Hunger Games movie was filmed nearby, and there are places
you can visit that were used in the film. We have always talked about
visiting some of the spots, but just have never done it. Being the
hottest day of the year, we decided to do it yesterday. lol
First we headed to Henry River Mill Town, which is about an hour from
here. Interestingly, you drive about a half mile from the highway and
you enter a deserted old town. They have signs all over not to enter the
buildings, and we did not. They are signs all over that it is private property,
and we said too bad. lol
This is one of the scenes in the movie and then the photo we took.
Here is another photo of Katniss running behind the houses, and the next one is the one we took. Since we were still in the car, it is not the exact angle, but close enough to see that it is the same place.
The clothes line is next to an outhouse. It is not there but the outhouse is.
Pretty neat huh?
Then we went into Marion for lunch. I thought Marion was a large city, but I was sure wrong. It is an old town, but it has kept its charm. We ate at Bruce’s Fabulous Food because we read about it on Trip Advisor. We did not make the connection that he is the chef who does the cooking spots on the local news. It is a little place that is open only for lunch. I had a poor man’s Ruben, which was turkey, swiss and cole slaw. Pretty good. Ann had is special burger that was in a wrap.
I though this store was rather interesting, and the railroad track was just a good photo opportunity.
We both took half our sandwich home, so that we would have room for ice cream. There is a very old ice cream place in Marion, and we wanted to try it. They make everything there, and they have since 1954.
I had peppermint stick and Ann has peanut butter chocolate. This is how I eat peppermint stick ice cream.
It was a nice day trip, and we are looking forward to the next one. One of the days we have planned is to go to Cherokee and sit in the Oconaluftee River. It is very shallow and cold, and people just put their chairs in it and sit. We are also going to visit the Penland School of Crafts, which is about an hour north of here.
Our garden is coming up like crazy, and I have photos, but it would make for too long of a blog. So, I will do it as a separate blog.