Did you notice that I didn’t blog yesterday?? You know I do it every day!
Well, it’s because we went on vacation to Asheville NC, it’s roughly a 3hr drive from us and we’d never been. Plus the largest privately owned home BILTMORE is there. So I figured we’ve DO it and stayed at a hotel for two nights and came home last night.
Here’s what we did on Monday
We did a southern Route to Triple falls and hiked to Hooker falls as it was only 1/2 mile
it was a pretty area and there were people bathing already and going up and under the fall! (crazy)
Then about 45 min north to Asheville and we stopped first at St Lawrence Basilica it had a beautiful domed roof.
we had an appointment to tour the MOOG factory
They made synthesizers and are world famous! Hubby has a few of these for his electric bass
This is a huge poster of Moog
we then checked into out hotel and I thought this sign was funny.
For dinner we went all out and had sushi! (we had packed lots of snacks and PB&Js etc for the drive)
Anja was so tired and cranky she didn’t eat anything
and fell asleep in my arms
We went to a craft artist (southern highlands) guild I had heard about
BECAUSE I knew they’d have quilts on display!!
There were signs everywhere about not taking pictures, but I asked if I could take an overview picture and the lady said to do it quickly
They had quilts for sale too and OH the prices!! and I asked if they sold a lot of them and they said they sell a lot of quilts. (One was 700 for a baby sized one)
In asheville we had bought these hop on and hop off trolley tickets and we toured around Asheville, the round trip was 1.5hrs but we split it up a bit
One spot on the trolley tour was the river art district it was several streets of warehouses that were turned into studios and often the studio was split into several areas, it was pretty neat. Very ARTSY!
We went to Biltmore
This place was HUGE and very neat and already pretty packed with people
The view from there was amazing!
The garden was in full bloom with tulips and I’ll show more pictures of that tomorrow
It was a great trip but always good to be home!