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Going to head up to Murphy NC later next week. Decided to go with my brother and parents to a cabin to get the kids out.

Anyone know anything fun to do up there? Should be a really nice weekend weather wise.
 

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Just sit around eating BBQ and drinking sweet tea and Coca-Cola.

That's what I would do.

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Looks like there's a casino, a Porsche driving school, and a Walmart...

That's way out there, I bet there's some beautiful roads to drive


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Driving a Porsche while eating NC style BBQ. Even better.

Man, I need to get back to NC.

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Sadly I've only ever passed through that nexus of GA/NC/TN without really stopping and giving it its due.

Probably a pretty awesome area. Please report back.
 

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If you are an old train buff, there is the Smoky Mountain Rail road in Bryson City, north east of Murphy. They have a couple different routes.
 

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Just north of there is Nantahala River Gorge, very beautiful!!! Also near there is Graham County and Robbinsvill. It's a dry county. Find the bait shop on old Mason road and get some moonshine:thumbsup: Ask if Bubbles is around tell her I said Hi:whistling
 
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Just north of there is Nantahala River Gorge, very beautiful!!! Also near there is Graham County and Robbinsvill. It's a dry county. Find the bait shop on old Mason road and get some moonshine:thumbsup: Ask if Bubbles is around tell her I said Hi:whistling
That was one of the train rides (Nantahala Gorge)on Great smoky mountain RR. I wish we had taken that ride instead of the one that was used in the movie "The Fugitive".
 

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That was one of the train rides (Nantahala Gorge)on Great smoky mountain RR. I wish we had taken that ride instead of the one that was used in the movie "The Fugitive".

Did I read that the derailed train cars are still there from the movie as a tourist stop?
 

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Did I read that the derailed train cars are still there from the movie as a tourist stop?
Yeah, when you take the ride they go by the cars and make a point of telling everyone they were there from the movie.
 

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Just got back last night. Fun trip, I would recommend it. Thanks to all for the recommendations, apparently this is an area my brother vacations in pretty often and had done a bunch of the things you guys talked about. We went whitewater rafting and did a lot of hiking. Kids had a blast. I would recommend a harder river to raft if its older people, next my brother and I are going to do Ocoee instead of the Nantahala but it was the first time my kids had ever gone rafting so we kept it light.
 

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Glad you had fun. Did you see any copperheads?
 

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No, I caught one random colubrid (not sure which species) at the bottom of the chimney tops but no copperheads.
 

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Most important question. How was the food?

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Unfortunately the few times we stopped to get bbq the restaurants were closed. It was pretty sad actually.
 
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