Sunday, April 7, 2013


I've had a great weekend camping out in Asheville NC. It was my husbands birthday on Saturday and he wanted to go camping so I took the time off. It was freaking cold! There was frost on the car Saturday morning and my feet were freezing still so he drove me up to the bath house. An air mattress makes for a comfortable sleep but all that air is cold, I don't think it would have been any better if we had just used our self inflatable mats though.

Do not go to the Biltmore on spur of the moment! We saw the ticket prices and walked right out. My mother later said when she looked online that you can get the tickets $10 or $15 cheaper. That's still not enough it was 59 bux a person! I'm sorry for house and some flowers to walk around? I'll wait till more flowers bloom and the leaves turn green and go hiking. We should have gone to the Arborium, I'm not sure if there was a price but their flowers were probably just as pretty.

If you do go to Asheville go to Tupelo Honey Cafe. Best Biscuits EVER! I know this because my husband likes them and he doesn't like biscuits. Downtown location is hard to get into, go to the southern one. Beer is everywhere and it's pretty much all good. There was a brown ale that I liked that I'll have to look for the coaster.

We pretty much just drove around the area and up the blue ridge parkway. I had him stop by the Folk Art Center. Beautiful exhibit of all local crafts like weaving, doll making, and quilting. Just look at the gift shop and buy a post card, unless you have the money! I looked and saw one price tag on an afghan and had a bit of a shock, but at least I know the time and effort that went into making that look beautiful! People, you severely undersell yourself on etsy and other places. Yes I understand that the Folk Art Center is master crafters but still! I did find a lovely set of cards for $11 that was of a Halloween scene and bunnies! Two of my favorite things.

I'll post pics from camping once I get them loaded up. I need to find a good place to share my 3D photos. I hope my photos came out nice too because of the glare on my screen I was pretty much seeing myself and not the beautiful views!

Forgot all about a Wednesday reads post. I've the same book sitting on my nightstand anyway and keep renewing it :p Hopefully I will get some reading time in.

1 comment:

geeky Heather said...

The Arboretum is awesome, though I don't know how good it is for flowers. (We went in Feb: see here). It's worth it to go to the Biltmore at least will not believe how huge the house is. It's beautiful decorated for Christmas!! And, of course, there's more there than just the house...they recommend 6-8 hours for a visit of everything. It's almost like going to a theme park. =)