The Husband made it home intact from his fly fishing extravaganza no worse for the wear, but a little smelly! He caught the biggest trout of the week and made it once again to the Wall Of Fame at the outfitter's shop! Now you know the REAL reason we go to Asheville!
Friday we spent the day exploring Black Mountain, which boasts more of that small town vibe that I love. Coffee and a sweet roll at a cute little cafe, some shopping for locally made jewelry for the girls and then lunch at a little pub. The drive was so scenic but because the roads curve so much, it's hard to get a shot of the mountains. They are breathtaking!
We had a wonderful dinner Friday night at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. We have one of these in Chicago, I didn't know they had branched out. Delicious steak and lobster and flourless chocolate cake for dessert!
All of these pictures were taken at an outdoor fair/flower and plant sale in downtown Hendersonville. We checked out of the inn in the morning and explored this cute little town on our way to the airport.
Here is The Husband examining a cool planter. I have been seeing lot of these. I wonder if he could make me one? ;-D
I saw some very unique birdhouses and once again wished I had a larger suitcase! After another scenic drive through the mountains and a stop for ice cream, we headed for the airport and said goodbye to Asheville. What a wonderful week it was and I hope I didn't overload you with pictures and long tales! I enjoyed every minute of my trip, especially meeting these sweet ladies...
Meeting Mary and seeing Penny and Penny again makes me feel I will always have a foot in North Carolina. And many sweet memories!
Now it is Sunday morning and I took a pass on going to the lakehouse with The Husband. If you could SEE my house! Well, I'd never let you at this moment. With both girls working (Abby just started waitressing at a little pub called Cork And Kerry), they didn't have much time for cleaning up after themselves! But it's good to be home and I have tons of energy I will use to get things back in order. June is just around the corner and I am looking forward to many peaceful weekends at the lake. And, we have a weekend coming up in Galena, Illinois, where we will be meeting up with Cindy from Applestone Cottage, along with her husband, Dan. This will be our fourth get together! I'm so looking forward to it!
So, I'm off to do what I do best and I will see you later in the week. Enjoy your holiday weekend! :-)