banner
Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Winter Escape

Posted January 16, 2008 10:45 a.m. EST

What is the perfect winter escape in North Carolina? The holidays are history, the weather is blustery and life can be a bit cold itself this time of year. How about a grand or simple getaway to some place that will revive your spirits and recharge your batteries?

I can think of about a half dozen places I’d like to visit. One is Asheville. If you’re a big band and swing dance fan there is a program devoted to that this weekend at the Grove Park Inn. That big stone fireplace at the Grove Park is one of my favorite winter havens.

What about you? Where would you like to go and what would you like to do?

In the meantime, my apologies for my tardiness in determining the contest winners for Water Warriors and The Year Ahead. I love reading your responses but I always have such a difficult time coming up with the winners. Okay. Here goes. Chris234 wins for Water Warriors and Celt takes the prize for The Year Ahead. Please email me at bleslie@wral.com with your address and what album you would like. Congratulations!

Don’t forget to submit your images for the Winter Skies Photo Contest. Tomorrow’s weather might inspire you!