Travel to Waynesville North Carolina

TravelTravel to Waynesville. It’s a small place —about 6,000—but big enough to incorporate Hazelwood. Hop in my car and we’ll go to Hazelwood Avenue where some mighty fine folks want to welcome us into their stores.

Hazelwood Avenue

Hazelwood Soap Company is a fun store with handmade soaps but so much more. The Laursens will hand cut your soap choice! I picked up a cute pair of socks for work. Never let it be said I can’t keep up with trends. Okay, I guess that’s wishful thinking.

Within Reach Resale Shop benefits a local women’s shelter. Some of the items inside rival any upscale dress shop in my city. And the prices are astounding! $6-8 for name brands in excellent condition.

Nettie’s Bakery . . . I have to say was my favorite “find.”  Having coffee or tea in there is an experience. They’ll even schedule High Tea if that’s your fancy.Nettie's Cupboard

Nettie'sNettie is the granddaughter and daughter of two Nettie’s with a long tradition of baking. The great-granddaughter is an award-winning chef who is well-known in Haywood County.You’ll find her behind the counter, too.Table Setting

At Nettie’s, choose your own cup from the wall then self-serve from fresh coffee urn or choose a tea.  Loads of cookies or fresh pastries to tickle your fancy. The cream cheese danish was delicious. Even better because we shared one!

Food in Waynesville

Barbecue, anyone?

Barbecue PorkPulled pork, rib, and chicken!

Green beans cooked just right, mac and cheese to rollover for, and Texas toast big as the Lone Star state. Yummy!

Good grub at Haywood Smokehouse.Barbecue

Waynesville Music

On Monday nights around 7:30 the gang is cranking up at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Caren and Jimmy lead a group of community musicians, numbering anywhere from six to sixteen, who meet for mutual fun and a creative outlet.

Multigenerational—from fourteen to . . . . well, that’s not for me to say, now is it?

Instruments? Guitars, bass fiddle, banjo, mandolin, fiddles . . . and that’s just what we heard.

Folk, blue grass, a hymn or two. One leads out and the rest join in. Sometimes by ear; sometimes by music. Sometimes everybody crowded around one music stand. No judgement zone there. Just mutual encouragement for a Monday night.

Travel to Waynesville for the Changing Leaves

Mountain RoadsBefore we leave Waynesville—and I hate to leave–let’s look at the leaves one more time . . .

 

 

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