Day In. This is a long one...
Two weekends ago, we went to Asheville, NC for our one year anniversary trip. It's hard to believe that we have already been married a year! We went up on a Thursday night and stayed through Sunday. We stayed at Hotel Indigo, which was really close to downtown and made the weekend vary walk-able. While we were there, we did a lot of exploring and had a really good time. We had a few things we knew we wanted to do while we were there, but we were also open to suggestions.
Rebecca, Anna's sister, saw an article in Martha Stewart Living (October issue) about Asheville with a list of things to do. We took it along in case we needed ideas...
|The Front Yard|
|Me on the back porch|
|Anna on the porch with the view behind her|
Then we started the tour of the gardens. We started in the "Shrub Garden", then moved to the "Walled Garden" and finished with the "Azalea Garden"
|In the "Shrub Garden"|
|The "Walled Garden"|
|Stopping to smell the roses|
|More rose smelling|
|Their zucchini was only a little bigger than our garden...|
|The Azalea Garden path is not all ADA accessible,|
|But it is beautiful.|
|Anna enjoying the perfect weather.|
|At the "Bass Pond". A couple on their 25th Anniversary trip took our picture.|
|"Bass Pond" waterfall|
|Arched Bridge from "The Last of the Mohicans"|
Whenever we told someone we were going to Asheville, everyone told us to eat at Tupelo Honey. So we did. This was also in Martha Stewart's article.
|It was delicious.|
|It's blurry to simulate drug use.|
|Anna just loves ironing...|
|Just kidding! This is near the "Flat Iron Building"|
|Flat Iron Building|
|S&W Cafeteria Building|
|Looks like my office.|
|It was packed! It must be good.|
|It went fast and was wonderful.|
|Cool menu board!|
The rest of the day we went antiquing (sp?). It was fun. We went to three places, two places recommended by Martha. All were neat.
|This one wasn't recommended by Martha. But it was "voted #1 antique mall in western North Carolina".|
|Inside the "Tobacco Barn". Overwhelming.|
|ScreenDoor. This place had very cool stuff.|
|Oddfellows. Also Martha recommended. This one was okay.|
Saturday night we ate at Mayfel's. It was not recommended by Martha, but was still good...not great.
Sunday morning we ate at the Early Girl Eatery. Recommended by Martha and now Stuart.
|This green striping means that the cyclist should merge into traffic to make a left turn.|
|The landscape zone slopes back towards the sidewalk , and the sidewalk slopes toward the furniture zone...therefore, trench drain is the solution.|
|A woonerf! You don't see these often. A woonerf is a Dutch term for a street with no curbs. It makes the car feel out of place and gives the pedestrian the power.|
|Look, Ma! No curbs!|