We Love Asheville!

Dave and I took a week off and traveled to Asheville, North Carolina. Usually the garden keeps us here, but Dave worked it out so we could get away.

I have to sum up the trip: art, food, and lots of walking. So much fun!

We found on Trip Advisor this lovely apartment located in South Asheville that was close to everything! I didn’t take pictures of the inside, but here is a link to lots of pictures. If you travel to Asheville and need a nice place to stay, we highly recommend it.

Dave and I had both been to Asheville many years ago, but not together. We were really looking forward to sharing the experience. One of the places I didn’t see on previous trip to this area was the Biltmore. It’s a lovely home steeped in history and also has some lovely gardens. We even took the Butler’s Tour to see more of the house.

The Biltmore




A view from the Biltmore.

biltmore view



And the gardens

screened arbor



Outside the conservatory

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But there was so much more to see in Asheville. We also checked out the Asheville Art Museum.

Asheville Art Museum

This metal sculpture was pretty unbelievable!


We can’t go on vacation without dropping by a farmer’s market or two.



The Mast General Store was really neat. I’ll show you tomorrow one of my finds.

Mast General Store

Woolworth Walk with their soda fountain – just like the one I remember!  Besides the food, there was lots of art to see and buy.


And the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Blue Ridge Parkway

And food – lots of choices. We did lots of eating. Here was my plate from Chai Pani, one of the Indian restaurants downtown. Yum!

chai pani

Tomorrow I’ll share some of the art and hopefully some inspiration.