Wahoo’s Adventures refers to itself as the “original” whitewater outfitter, having facilitated outdoor excursions on rafts, tubes, canoes, and kayaks for the past three decades. Whitewater-rafting tours take place upon the Watauga River, the Nolichucky River, and Wilson Creek Gorge, three waterways with differing levels of frothiness, much like three cappuccinos ordered by a family of bears. Alternatively, adults without rafting experience and children as young as 6 months can lazily drift down the New River while sprawled across tubes. As they pass rugged hillsides and scenic farmland, tubers can smell wildflowers, listen to chirping birds, and keep eyes peeled for Sasquatch footprints. Keeping clients safe is Wahoo’s main priority, which is why their experienced guides equip adventurers with high-quality life jackets, helmets, and paddles before taking the water.
Coed dodge ball and flag-football games. Kayaking trips. Ice-climbing excursions. The open-air enthusiasts at Charlotte Outdoor Adventures coordinate a schedule of active events such as these for a membership base passionate about playing in the sunshine. Led by a qualified volunteer, groups set out on excursions ranging from hikes through the Carolinian countryside to waterfall rappelling in the Grand Canyon. Membership benefits include access to hundreds of activities each month as well as friendships forged through shared experience and bartering packed-lunch items.
The Meadowbrook Inn offers a boutique hotel experience with a complimentary breakfast lounge indoor pool and fitness center. Our 63 spacious rooms and suites are beautifully and uniquely furnished in a traditional manner. Rooms are decorated individually color and decor are different from one room to another. A favorite after breakfast activity for families is to feed the ducks at our ponds with food provided by the inn. Sit outside on our patio or terrace to watch the ducks or enjoy the view.
At Carolina Ford Dealers, highly trained motor medics upgrade the performance of inefficient engines with the Works Fuel Saver Package, which, according to EPA estimates, can lead to improved fuel economy for most vehicles. The Works Fuel Saver Package begins with a multipoint inspection, during which eagle-eyed vehicle vets scour belts, brakes, and hoses to spot trouble areas and chase out nests of feral mud flaps. Then, grimy engine lifeblood is cleansed with up to five quarts of Motorcraft Synthetic Blend Oil and a Motorcraft Oil Filter. Car caretakers also rotate tires and check air filters to ensure the engine breathes air untainted by lint, dust, or dander from the Wooly Mammoth living in the trunk. Finally, auto jockeys test the battery’s lifespan before topping off the car’s fluids and clasping it in a prolonged goodbye hug. Customers must use their first package by February 10, 2012, and the following two within a year of their initial use. As an added perk to this deal, customers that redeem in August will get a $10 rebate through FordOwner.com.
Gifted with numerous awards, including a Diamond Club listing, Mast Farm pampers guests with excellent service in a rustically elegant, country setting. Book an evening's stay in one of three queen bedrooms hidden inside the inn's classic farmhouse built in the 1880s. Here, the warm, red-flushed walls of the Elizabeth Gray vining room boast scenic garden views over the roar of an in-room fireplace. The demurely styled quarters of Miss Allie charm guests within a quaint den of overstuffed chairs and a claw-foot tub for romantic bathing without bears. Or opt for the cozy, top-floor Aunt Leona, with an enamel gas stove and bed tucked under the eaves. Upon rising from your selected slumber space, you and a guest dine on an inclusive, two-course gourmet breakfast cooked to reflect seasonal, earthy ingredients from the farm.