After Day 3's frivolity the Ramblers scaled things back on Day 4 and took, as lady Ramblers would say , "a spa day". Good timing on our part since it rained most of the day as well.
Our spa day let us sleep a little longer but we still got out by 9:00am with a trip to our breakfast place - the Banner Elk Cafe for a solid meal. After our return to The Lodge we lounged in the lobby in front of the big screen and worked on updating this blog and otherwise surfing the 'net and being lazy. Around noon we headed out to The Spa (aka The Lodge pool and hot tub) for a relaxing and invigorating session of hot/cool water therapy. It really helped our legs and feet which were a little beat up from our Joyce Kilmer outing. A nap then ensued. Post-nap we decided on an early supper and rode into Blowing Rock passing the funeral route for a slain young police officer. It was an impressive turnout for a 23 year old.
We had a good dinner at the Six Pence Pub with some fish and chips and several local libations (ok one of us had libations). We returned to our abode and watched the first half of the ultimate ramble Long Way Round with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The movie profiles the planning and execution of an around the world motorcycle trip the two took in 2004 (something for your Ramblers to aspire towards).
All in a very low key day with only 50 miles of local terrain covered. Things pick back up tomorrow with a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mount Mitchell and Asheville.
Till then...keep rambling.