Date of Stay: Tuesday May 2 – Tuesday June 7, 2016 (7 nights)
Rate: $12/night (Access Pass discount)
Website: Warrior Creek CG
7658 W NC Highway 268
Boomer, NC 28606
Description: Reviewed earlier here. Rolling hills and wooded. Paved roadways with level W/E (50A) gravel sites. We stayed in site 36 (pull thru) while T&D stayed in site 43. About 60 campsites with 80% reservable. Two dump stations, one good one near the middle of the park and one smaller one near the back.
Trash and Recycle: Dumpster and intermingle recycle bin in the middle of the park.
Activities: We met up with Tricia and Dan to start our summer travels. While it rained a little every day, we still managed to have lots of fun. We all went to Raffaldini Vineyards after having a fine deli sandwich for lunch at Shiloh General Store, an Amish store in Yadkin Valley. We all enjoyed a relaxing day solving the world’s problems while Dan smoked some delicious ribs. Another day was spent riding a bit of the Blue Ridge Parkway and shopping in Blowing Rock. Tricia and I drove to nearby Glendale Springs and West Jefferson to see the churches of the frescoes painted by Ben Long. Downtown West Jefferson is a quaint mountain town with active shops such as The Honey Hole and good cheeses at Ashe County Cheese Factory. The two churches of the frescoes are beautiful Episcopal Churches still in use that were built in the very early 1900’s. Holy Trinity in Glendale Springs had fallen to ruin from the mid 1940’s until 1980 when it was restored. The fresco of “The Last Supper” was done at that time. St Mary’s Church in West Jefferson has three frescoes, “Mary Great with Child”, “John the Baptist”, and “The Mystery of Faith” were all done in the mid 1970’s. St Mary’s also has very beautiful stained glass windows.
On site 36
Site 36 Site 43
Nearby Mountain View Overlook
Shiloh General Store Raffaldini Vineyards
Inside and outside at Raffaldidni’s
Ashe County Cheese Factory in West Jefferson
Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs NC
Moses Outside Holy Trinity
Beautiful old woodworking The Last Supper
St Mary’s Church in West Jefferson
Stained glass in the entry
Mary Great with Child The Mystery of Faith John the Baptist
Each stained glass window tells a story
Dark wood but open church