Monday, May 21, 2012

BLONDIE IN ASHEVILLE


So that ended our first full day.  I probably gained about 10 pounds but we did do a lot of walking and my calf muscles hurt!  The Husband was sweet enough to give me a foot massage last night...with lotion!  He's definitely a keeper.  Today was another full day but it would be picture overload so I will post again soon.  I just wanted to touch base and I will be back in a few days.  :-)

46 comments:

Marydon said...

Yes, Ashville has many lovely restaurants & shops to visit. Spring is always such a pretty time to visit ... blooms everywhere.Can see you are having a grand time. We enjoy every visit we make, down there.

TTFN ~
Have a great day ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Olive Cooper said...

I am so glad you like N.C. and southern cooking. Have fun and do not worry about weight-it does not count right now lovey.

Sarah said...

Jane, your Asheville trip sounds like a fun get away. Makes me want to plan a trip of my own. ;-) It's been many years since I was in Asheville. So pretty!
Enjoy your time with Penny, Mary, and the others. Envious of your time together. Lucky you! ~ Sarah

Lori said...

What a great place Janie ~ I can see why you love it there. Enjoy the rest of your time.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

So glad ya'll had a great time. That food looks delish:)

we're headed up that way Tuesday for a day trip and then over to silva to spend the night with my aunt.. back home on thursday. It's less than 2 hours for us , so an easy trip.

Barbara F. said...

Looks like a fun getaway. I had to surrender a souvenir because it was sharp when I was coming home from Arizona in 2003. I received it from airline personnel when I landed. I enjoy Southern food too, which I get to eat rarely :( xo

Gretchen said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying your visit to Asheville. If you have time you should also visit Hendersonville. I like it even more than Asheville.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you're having a wonderful vacation Jane and Luella's sounds like my kind of place:@)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jane...

I have always wanted to visit Ashville! Looks like ya'll are having a magnificent time! I would love to visit all the street vendors. What a sweet vibe with all the unique shopping, music, and eats! Thanks for sharing a bit of your trip with us! Have a great time, dear friend!

Love ya,
Chari

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, looks like you're having a "great" time. My daughter just recently moved to N.C. she's 25 minutes from Ashville, keep your fingers crossed we get to go out soon, I miss her and the grandson like crazy. Keep having that fun darling.. hugs ~lynne~

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

What a great get-a-way! I love Asheville....thanks for the lovely tour. There's nothing better than North Carolina bar-b-que!
Have a wonderful week,
Susie

Jo said...

I am SO envious of you! Your photos say it all ~ fabulous. My son is in Wilmington,NC and loves it! If I didn't have to be in my classroom tomorrow morning, I'd jump on a plane and join you all :)

Jo

Gina said...

It looks like you're having a great time! Enjoy!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like you are enjoying yourselves, Jane! Have fun!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Sounds like my kinds of trip, Jane. My cousin Steve, is Chief Operating Officer at Kilwin's. Have you tried their salted caramels! I am hooked on them!!!
xoxo

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Jane, what fun!! I love Asheville, it's an amazing place! Great shots and thanks for sharing! Enjoy every bite, no worries!!

myletterstoemily said...

isn't it so much fun visiting new cities?
i love asheville and you brought it all
back to me!

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, I am so enjoying your vacation pictures. It is so much fun to see knowing that we will never be allowed to travel that far. Southern food from what I have had before hubby got sick was so yummy. I will be waiting to see more. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Theresa said...

WOW, I am hungry after hearing about ALL of these wonderful restaurants:) It sure sounds like you are having a wonderful time! I have yet to visit Ashville but it is on my "to visit" list!

Have a wonderful evening, HUGS!

LuLu Kellogg said...

You are in my home state! Glad to know you are having so much fun!!

Can't wait to see more!!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Looks like you are having a great time in a great city! I have never been to Asheville, but I will keep this post in my mind for when I do. Love the pillows in the old lawn chair!

Melanie said...

Sounds like you're having a great vacation! I've never been to Asheville. My hubby massages my feet with lotion, too. We are blessed. :-)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You seem to be having a great time, would love to visit Asheville, love all the places you showed, especially the resturants:)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Glad you guy's are having a great time Jane! Looks like a wonderful place to visit and the restaurants look amazing!

Low Tide High Style said...

Jane, I'm so happy y'all are having such a nice time in Asheville! We need to go back sometime, it's been a few years since we visited. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Kat

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Glad you are enjoying my neck of the woods. Looking forward to seeing you for lunch on Wednesday.
Hugs,
Penny

Mary said...

Hey, I'll be there too Jane - Bob and I are looking forward to meeting for lunch with you, the Husband, and the 'Pennies' on Wed.

Take care and continue tasting all beautiful Asheville has to offer, but give those legs and tootsies a rest!

Hugs - Mary

Pondside said...

What a wonderful time you must be having in Ashville! All that walking will make up for any goodies you enjoy!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I went to Asheville for the first time back in October...loved that city and all the great antique shops!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Mimi said...

HI JANE!!!
ASHVILLE is definitely on my bucket list!!!!Been to North Carolina but only in Charlotte and on the coast.......the outer banks are also calling my name!!!!I love to eat on vacation too, but who cares you walk it off!!!!Great post, I will be back tomorrow to see more!!!
hugs,
jamie

Karen said...

Ooh, the food!!!.. what a nice time spent together, too. We might retire in the Carolinas some day... perhaps we should check out Ashville.

Susie said...

Blondie, It looks like a wonderful trip. You sure saw some pretty sites. The food looked very good. Hope you made great memories. Smiles, Susie

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Yum! Such amazing food, there!
Enjoy your reunion with your blog friends, Jane!
~Lynne
w/L.

Amber said...

That really looks like such a lovely place to visit. I had a friend that lived there for a couple years and he still raves about the city and all the local artists.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-Jane- It looks like you are having a grand time! I am so glad that everything is blooming there...and that the food is great! Enjoy every moment of it! xo Diana

Debbiedoo's said...

My favorite place to be Jane. Looks like you are having a fabulous time!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Love Asheville. You're in my neck of the woods--Asheville is only about an hour away. Although I go regularly, you've given me some new places I didn't know about to visit!
Best,
Susan

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Sounds just wonderful Jane!
Dan and I loved Asheville when we were there, so much charm!
I am glad to hear your having a great time too!
Hi to Al for me .
Hugs to you,
Cindy

Evi said...

Oh, this brought back memories.
Unfortunately it was raining when we were there...hard. Looks wonderful in bright sunshine, and don't worry...you walked enough to try more restaurants. Can't wait to see more pictures.
Have fun,
Evi

Penny said...

Looking forward to seeing you in an hour or so! What fun.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Wow Jane, it looks fabulous! I bet you are having a glorious time. I read on Penny's blog that you are going to meet them.

Have a gorgeous time.

Karen

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Glad you are having a great time Jane. Looks like you need to get crafty when you return to make your husband a terrarium. I'll check back later to see more pictures of your trip!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May you and hubs have the BEST Memorial weekend ever my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks like a piece of Heaven! So glad you're enjoying yourself...you so deserve it.

xo
Pat

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

It really is like the 70's isn't it? The incense smells and the clothes in some of the shops took me way back! I'm so glad that you had as much fun this year as last...sometimes it doesn't work out that way, but Asheville has so much to see. So glad you tried the chips and liked them. I am also glad I can't get them here (although they do ship) because you and I both know that those babies had fat and calories galore, but worth it!!

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