1.29.2014

It's a Snowy South for #IGTRAVELThursday

Raleigh, N.C. saw snow for the first time since 2010 on Wednesday this week. We love a good snow in N.C.  You guessed it. Snow is a big deal in the South. So much so that Garden and Gun magazine started the IG hashtag #snowysouth, and will share some of its favorite photos on the magazine's website next week.

@GardenandGun IG account

The IG hashtag is becoming popular with Southerners. By 5 p.m. on Wednesday, #snowysouth had over 1,160 photos.

I had so much fun in the snow that I shared a few myself. This one is my most popular. It was taken in Raleigh shortly after sunrise. I slept in and almost missed color in the sky.

@Hinessightblog IG account

And in keeping with my hotel tradition, a few hotels were excited to post about the area's snow. The Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. has a very white golf course right now. Pinehurst will host both the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in back-to-back weeks in June, marking the first time in history that both tournaments will be played in the same year, on the same course.

@PinehurstResort IG account

Cary's Umstead Hotel and Spa saw some accumulation.

@TheUmstead IG account

I also enjoyed seeing this snowy photo from Raleigh's North Hills account. The Renaissance Hotel at North Hills looks as if it is in the middle of a winter wonderland. 

@NorthHills_ IG account

I also love this IG shot from Offline Media in Downtown Raleigh.

@OfflineMedia account

I love the fact that Raleigh IG user @SPCOGGS captured this great N.C. snow measurement. She lives a little west of me so we had more snow at my Raleigh home. She had over an inch. We had about three inches at my home.

@Spcoggs IG account

Hopefully, it will not be another four years before we see another Southern snow. But, if it is, we certainly had fun being Raleigh snow bunnies.

@Hinessightblog IG account

Join us for #IGTRAVELThursday. 

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