Sunday, October 21, 2012

Asheville Trip

This post is about a week late. But, better late than never, right? I left off with our Asheville adventure at the Biltmore. Definitely worth seeing. Asheville, the city, was... well... a little weird. J and I had an okay time in the actual city. Quite honestly, it wasn't exactly our cup of tea. And, I think if we had to do it again, we would have chosen a B&B more in the countryside/mountains. But, that's okay. We made the best of it. Asheville is known for it's food and beer. We actually didn't sample the beer, so no comment there. The food was good, but the waits were long. Like 2+ hours per meal. And that got old real fast. The city was very hippie/hipster/artsy. We actually thought we were in a bad area when we started driving through the town. It was just so different from the north-eastern cities and towns that we are used to. After doing some research online, I found out that Asheville is quite a depressed area, with a median income of 32-33k and 19% of its population below the poverty line. This was surprising since I have heard so many positive things about Asheville.

That Saturday, there was an outdoor arts festival and we walked around.

After walking around town and getting lunch, we decided we would rather go on a hike and headed for the Blue Ridge Mountains. We took a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to climb Mt. Pisgah. We got in a good hike (3 mi roundtrip) and some beautiful views.

We were rewarded with some awesome views from the top.

As well as a nice antenna tower.

It's pretty easy to see why they are called the Blue Ridge Mountains.

This dog passed us on our way up and was very pretty so I took some pictures.

That concludes our adventures in North Carolina. I'll have some DIY stuff to report next post. Promise! :)

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