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    So I’m thinking about heading up to Boone for the first time ever for the game. For anyone who has ever been before, any recommendations on things to do or see besides attending the game and also where to stay in general? I plan on making it a weekend getaway and also checking out some hiking trails.

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    It's been 10 + years for me and my group but there wasn't much around or to do from what I remember. We would rent a large cabin and had 20 of us and just hangout there. We only went into boone for the game. Pretty hostile place but maybe that has changed a bit. We were there when they tore down the goal posts and rammed our bus and another time some people were throwing bottles at us and we had some kids around as well. My last trip there was when president keel got hurt on the sideline. Enjoy the trip.
    Brian Brennan
    1995 BBA Finance
    Eagle fan since 1982

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSUALLDAY25 View Post
    So I’m thinking about heading up to Boone for the first time ever for the game. For anyone who has ever been before, any recommendations on things to do or see besides attending the game and also where to stay in general? I plan on making it a weekend getaway and also checking out some hiking trails.
    Grandfather Mountain isn't too far.. there's a neat Skybridge up there
    Linville falls may be of interest to you as well. Definitely some trails in the area.

    If you have any little ones, Tweetsie Railroad is just outside of town.

    Blowing Rock is neat to check out, but there's a fee.

    I know a lot of folks enjoy getting cabins

    If you want to be in town, the Holiday Inn Boone --University Area is newly renovated and right next door to where the trueblue tailgate will be. Not a bad walk to the stadium, but you could always Uber or there may be a shuttle

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    Boone is nice, but there’s not much to do. Unless you want to go up and down the mountain, you’re limited to getting drunk in a cabin or eating at perfectly nice, but mediocre chain restaurants

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcountry View Post
    What happened to Keel?
    Player came flying out of bounds on a play and broke Keel's leg.


    Guy can still run a faster 5k than me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcountry View Post
    Dang.

    Thats no fun
    Nope. Same game Presume went down for what felt like an eternity.
    would've been 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcountry View Post
    Dang.

    Thats no fun
    The trainers for app got there fast and did a great job taking care of keel. We played a lot of cards, ping pong and enjoyed many adult beverages in our cabin in boone.
    Brian Brennan
    1995 BBA Finance
    Eagle fan since 1982

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSUALLDAY25 View Post
    So I’m thinking about heading up to Boone for the first time ever for the game. For anyone who has ever been before, any recommendations on things to do or see besides attending the game and also where to stay in general? I plan on making it a weekend getaway and also checking out some hiking trails.
    It’s a beautiful area-Blowing Rock the town has some good restaurants & nice shops, Linville Falls, Grandfather Mtn, Mast General Store in Valle Crucis. Our group has been going for 18 years.
    Rick Kinney
    Class of 1980
    Irmo, SC

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    Blue Ridge Parkway of course......Blowing Rock, nice town & Banner Elk downtown small buy nice.

    On one App game trip in a Blowing Rock restaurant bar I got a small App college ban to play Statesboro Blues. On their break at the bar I asked if they knew anything about the song. Only the drummer knew it was a written by Blind Man Willie McTell and not the Allman Brothers. I told them it was about Statesbroro, GA home of GS. They had no idea, at first 2 were not happy but I bought them a round of beers :-), and they had a good laugh. Who knows you may see the next Eric Church or Like Combs around Boone.

    Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, First Mast Store, Zip-lining, biking the Virginia Creeper (1 hour away) tons of water falls and hiking. Grandfather Mountain is expensive and not worth it in my opinion. All the stores still close early like 6:00 except restaurants and bars. Parking is a pain downtown Boone but a few hotels are walking distance to the stadium. No game day parking at the Mall.

    Apps fan base growth thinned out the inbred gene pool and fans are not bad as they were in the late 90s. It was terrible back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsudarlin View Post
    Player came flying out of bounds on a play and broke Keel's leg.


    Guy can still run a faster 5k than me
    Broke and dislocated his ankle. I was about 10 feet from him when it happened, one of the more gruesome things I've ever seen.

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