Sierra Nevada Brewery has two locations, one of which is not in the Sierras or in Nevada but in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. It is a beautiful facility, family owned, and worth visiting even if you don't like beer.
We checked on the noon tour and we didn't get a spot, but the 1:00 tour had two openings and we got to go for free because the folks that reserved it didn't show up.
While waiting for the tour we wandered around the outdoor music venue and enjoyed some tastings and lunch in the huge on-site restaurant. It is an impressive facility.
Mountain Gateway Museum. Hey, we'd never been there, so turned off on the exit.
Unfortunately, this and many other museums, was closed on Mondays. We did wander around and looked at two old homes from the 1880's on the museum grounds. This one is the "Morgan Cabin" moved from Mudcut Road in Marion.
Parker Legware, one of the few places still making socks in the USA. We bought some very nice Eddie Bower branded hiking socks for $3. Have since learned that you can ask for a tour of the sock factory that is above the store.
Another fun adventure ended when we arrive home without incident just before 8 pm. Socker, as usual, was very excited to see Beth and claimed her lap for the duration of the evening.
This trip was 2,638 miles with nineteen comfortable nights in the van.