Monday, May 16, 2011

ASHEVILLE SO FAR!!

It is green, it is lush, it is Asheville, North Carolina, and I am finally here. We flew in Saturday...wow, guys, just 1 hour and 20 minutes, hardly enough time for two glasses of wine. We are here and loving it...the temps are colder than what we expected but I am a fine...I am from CHICAGO...


Shopping downtown Asheville....yes, I bought one.
Another great shop...
A peek of our room. The Husband is taking a nap and I am going to wrap some gifts for when I meet Penny and Penny for lunch tomorrow! Having fun!!!!!Text Color

63 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Woohoo have fun! It is oddly cold in Georgia too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Enjoy yourself, Jane! We'll expect a full report when you get home! :)

laurie said...

You sound so happy,, those sign for dogs no pooping are very odd,, never saw those before,

Pamela said...

Have fun Jane...want to hear all about it too!
Pamela xo

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I am jealous!!!! Enjoy enough for me too and take lots of pics. Are you going to the Biltmore? You don't have to answer, just enjoy if you do.

Seven Gates Farm said...

Hey Girl ~ Welcome to the south! I hate I'm not there to great you. How wonderful to be in our state's beautiful Asheville. Don't know if you're there for business or please but ... of course the Biltmore House is great. Must see, the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa (if you're not already staying there. Check out 5 Walnut Wine Bar on Walnut Street and, Early Girl Eatery (made from scratch regional fare. They's received high prase from Southern Living magazine, New York Times and Bon Apetit. Just a few of my favorites. Enjoy your time. Grab a sweater too. Debi

April said...

It's been chilly here in Atlanta, too! Don't know what's up with this CRAZY weather! With a cozy room like that...you might not ever want to go home! Have fun, Jane!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Enjoy! One of my favorite places to visit. We are only 2 hours away from there. Great shops, great food, and you are going to love the people. So laid back there:) Enjoy Jane!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

How fun Jane! Can't wait to hear all about it!~Hugs, Patti

sissie said...

Have fun on your trip Jane!

hugs
Sissie

stefanie said...

you are going to have sssoooooo much fun!!!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The were talking about it freezing here tonight, so I'm sure it is warmer there than you would be at home! I'm so glad you have arrived and I can take my cancelled trip through your pictures (don't forget food shots)! The room looks great-have fun!

Raine and Sage said...

Oh I miss a road trip. Your room looks beautiful, very elegant. Like the shops too!!

Karen said...

OMG! I want that sign!!!! I have someone who just won't stop!!! (well, they won't stop their dogs!) Drives me insane!!!
And GIRL! 2 glasses of wine on the plane? I'm flying with YOU next time!!! YEAH!!
:) HUGS! Karen

Low Tide High Style said...

So glad you are having a great time! Looks like you are doing lots of fun shopping too!

Kat :)

Karen said...

Awesome!! Don't you love a short plane flight to another world :-)

Love that sign! glad you picked one up...

Emma Burgess said...

Looks like you are already having fun! Happy shopping! Emma.

xinex said...

I can see you are already having a lovely time, Janie. Enjoy the meeeting and the shopping!..Christine

Paula said...

Glad you are having so much fun on your trip. Unfortunately I need a sign like the one you purchased.

Julie Marie said...

Have a wonderful time Jane, and take lots of photos!... xoxo Julie Marie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oooh, Jane...I am jealous! I love Asheville, having grown up nearby! It's such a fun town! Enjoy!...hugs...Debbie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

so happy to have ya'll here in NC..
enjoy every moment.~!

xoxoxo
Sonny

Marydon said...

We just came thru Ashville recently, always enjoy every visit. Have a grant time, Jane.

We are presently in the NE traveling.
Spring here is 2 to 4 weeks behind us in MD, so i is a double treat.

Have a beautiful eve
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Jane!
Have so much fun on your travels.
Your room DOES look so comfy and cozy.
Love regional antique shops... my most favorite thing to do when traveling.
It's still chilly back here at home but the rain has passed at least.
Please tell me, when will global warming hit our neck of the woods, Jane?
xx
Have fun~
Alison

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jane Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, are those signs ever cute. I would love one for my front yard, we have one guy who always walks his dog, and never carries a bag. I get tired of cleaning up after him.

Wow what a quick trip to your destination. I can't wait to see the photos of Penny and Penny. What fun you will have. Sounds like you are having a great time. Love the view from your room.

Have a glorious vacation sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Lori said...

Yeah for green and lush! Happy shopping and have a fabulous lunch tomorrow. xo

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I loved Asheville, Jane. So fun!

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad you are having fun Jane. Did you do the Biltmore? If you do make sure to do the backlot tour! I loved touring that place and I have never been there when the gardens are in full bloom. Your room looks lovely and I hope you have fun picking up Pennies! Hugs- Diana

Debby said...

Looks like great fun. Have a good time.
I just saw today that you were a winner on someone's blog. Sorry, I don't remember. Better check.

Charlene said...

you must find the chocolate lounge as I have heard it is amazing!!! Have fun! I know you will love it. Be sure to go visit The Grove Park Inn & schedule a treatment at the spa if you can!
HUGS!
Charlene

cityfarmer said...

some girls have all the fun!!

Debbie said...

Keep the pictures coming Jane!
Have a wonderful time!
Hugs,
Debbie

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, It sounds as though you are really going to have a great time. Take a lot of pictures to share. My vacation this year will be looking at everybody elses. It is going to get down to the 30"s tonight. It is so unreal that is for sure. Have a great time. Your Missouri friend.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Have fun darling. Your purchase is just too cute for word. Looking forward to your next post.
hugs ~lynne~

Nancy's Notes said...

What a fun trip, enjoy every minute! Take lots of pictures!
Hugs,
Nancy

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

how fun! i have always wanted to visit there. enjoy your trip!!
the weather is ick in chicago :(

A Rosy Note said...

Have fun Jane! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

~tricia

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH Yah Jane!
Dan and I loved it there! So much fun, so much beauty!
Drive out to Chimney Rock if you get a chance. They have an elevator that takes you way up and the views of the city and mountains are amazing!
Oh, and Dan and I drove about 50 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Out of our way but definately worth it! The views and flowers will take your breath away!
Enjoy!
Hugs,
Cindy

raggygirlvintage said...

Have fun and enjoy every moment!
Tracey

Sarah said...

You girls are going to have fun! Take lots of photos. ~ Sarah

All That Glitters said...

Have fun girl!!!! I'm only 1 hour away!

Rozmeen said...

Have fun!!

xoxoxox Rozmeen

Picket said...

Morning girl...lucky you seeing such great sites...hope you have just the best time sweetie...can't wait to hear all about it..Picket

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

How fun...I love North Carolina! "no dumping' is too cute:)

Shellbelle said...

Oh good! I sprained my ankle, so now I can take a virtual vacation with you and your hubby while I sit here with my leg propped up!

So far, I love it all, especially those poop signs, lol.

I can't wait to see all the places you take us in Asheville, oh, and the food, I've heard there are some great restaurants there.

Have a wonderful time!

Pat said...

Don't forget Screen Door! That place is fabulous!

Enjoyed this post and look forward to more. Only visited Asheville once and loved it! Would like to go back!

Theresa said...

Have fun Jane, enjoy the beauty! HUGS!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Enjoy!!!

~♥~

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Jane! Have a wonderful time and happy shopping!
Kelly

La said...

I'm so glad you are having fun. Hopefully, it warms up for you. Have a wonderful time! La

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, how wonderful, Jane! I hope you have the most marvelous time! It's unseasonably cold here in California, too...what happened to all that global warming?!

Have fun, my friend!

Julie

Lynn said...

You are staying in a beautiful place! Love the No dumping, but it wouldn't work on the cows! Have fun!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jane...

My friend, it sounds like you are having a fabulous time! I have seen photos of Ashville and the surrounding area and it really is a beautiful place...I would love to visit someday! In the meantime...take lots of photos for us! Hehe! Your room looks pretty and very comfy too!

Girlfriend, the "No Dumping" pet signs are just adorable! I really do need one too...although my neighbor lady with all the dogs really doesn't care when they come over to our yard...and I'm afraid the dogs can't read! Eeeks! Ohh...don't get me started on that subject! Hehe! Well Darlin', you and honey just have the best time ever and enjoy your meeting with Penny too! How wonderful! Talk with you later...

Love ya, sweet friend!
Chari

Jane said...

Looks like fun, Jane! Nice room, too. Have a great time and I'll be checking back for more pictures.

Jane
frugalfineliving.com

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Enjoy each lovely moment.

Fondly,
Glenda

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Don't you love downtown Asheville? Girl it is cood in the triangle so I know it is cool in Asheville. It is so unusal for this time of year. Have sooo much fun!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Looks like you're having fun. I'll be in Boston in June. I'm a west coast girl so I'm so excited to be visiting the east coast for a change of scenery!

Elaine said...

Looks like you're off to a great start. Have a wonderful trip.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Enjoy yourself Jane...and bring back some sunshine for us northerners...would you?!!

Rettabug said...

Oh I know you are having a blast, Jane! LOL at the "no dumping" signs...too funny!

Say "hi" to both Pennys for me, k?

Hugs,
Rett

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Blondie
I just came back from visit to your town! I loved Chicago and will definitely visit again in the future to see more of it. The tulips along the Magnificent Mile were gorgeous!

Have fun with Penny!

AshTreeCottage said...

Sounds like you are having sooo much fun!!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have to tell ya that if I could live anywhere in the world, I would live in Asheville, NC. I have been wanting to take my youngest to the Biltmore Home for a long time now. We should visit this summer!