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.
A view from the Biltmore.
And the gardens
But there was so much more to see in Asheville. We also checked out the 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.
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.
And food – lots of choices. We did lots of eating. Here was my plate from Chai Pani, one of the Indian restaurants downtown. Yum!
Tomorrow I’ll share some of the art and hopefully some inspiration.
Love the photos. And the soda fountain brought back many fond memories. Thanks for sharing.
Lynda, the jacket you are wearing in the second photograph leaves me speechless! I need more pictures. I believe I saw a picture of it previously and liked it, but this time it overwhelms me.
Lynda, I enjoyed seeing the photos from your getaway in Asheville. It sounds as if you had a wonderful week.
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Maxine, Thanks. Yes, it sure brought back memories for me. Remember the 5 cent cokes?
Janice, Thank you. Yes, it was so nice to get away – one of those almost spur of the moments planned just a little over a month ago. We usually plan more, but decided to just do it. Thanks for dropping by.
Judy, That jacket is from Rising International from Nepal. I bought mine in Hawaii in January, but I see them everywhere. You can also buy them online. It’s amazing. Whenever I wear it I get compliments even on this trip.
Lynda, Thanks so much for sharing your photos, they are beautiful.
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Diane, Thank you for dropping by and commenting.
Beautiful, all of it! Thanks for sharing your trip, and I’m glad you had a nice time!
What great photos! My favorite is of the two of you in front of the Biltmore,or was that your own house and garden?
Oh Connie, how are you? Been so long since we’ve talked. We need to lunch soon! I liked the one of us also in front of the Biltmore. Yeah, our house and garden for sure. 🙂
Judy, Thanks! We sure loved it there.
I love the photos. I can’t wait to see what you’ve bought, because it’s always something good! Daryl and I went to Biltmore once, but it turned out to be one of the only two days they were closed!
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Jaime, Thanks. So sorry Biltmore was closed when you were there. It’s awesome and worth the time and money.