We finally made it to the North Carolina Transportation Museum's Fire Truck Festival after trying to get there for the last three years. Peg, myself, and our good friend Jerry got up at the crack of dawn to make the two and a half hour roadtrip to Spencer, NC. The festival didn't disappoint so it was worth a little missed sleep. Over 100 fire fighting vehicles, both vintage and modern, were on the grounds of the museum, including a North Carolina Forest Service helicopter that buzzed the museum before landing.
We found a nice little antique car museum tucked away in the Grovewood Village in Asheville, North Carolina. It was established in 1966 by Harry Blomberg, of Harry's on the Hill fame, and is now located in a 1923 building once used by the Biltmore Industries' weaving shop. About two dozen vehicles can be seen including a rare '57 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and a '22 American LaFrance fire truck. It's a nice stop and the admission is free.