Monday, November 23, 2009

day tripping

The weather beckoned us outside on Saturday, so hubs and I took our first day trip to Asheville. It's about one hour door to door and such a pretty drive with the mountains in site. Of course, we picked the day of a Christmas parade downtown. I'm sorry to be ba-humbug, but what is the deal? It's not even Thanksgiving and yet here we are bombarded with wreaths and retailers telling us to start our shopping now. Maybe I'm cranky this Monday morning, but this is ridiculous. That's why I love Thanksgiving. No gifts. Just a day of family and giving thanks for all that is good. Even now, when every time I turn on the news of doom and gloom, there is still so much to be grateful for.

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So, off my rant and back to Asheville. Everyone said I would love it and I did. Maybe it's the bohemian vibe and eclectic folks walking around. I don't know, but it's so cool and I can't wait to return. We tried dodging the parade of dancing tweens, breaking down to holiday rap music. Call me old fashion, but it was all a bit much. Good thing we had a tip from my aunt Louise to hit The Early Girl Eatery. Ohh, it was so cute and delicious local food. Mainly the menu was vegetarian, so I ordered the vegan black bean burger with avocado. Hubs had to have the "real" hamburger, but it did look good with basil mayo and goat cheese. I was so bummed, but after taking two pictures, my camera informed me the battery was dead. Sweet. Oh well, we'll be back for more.

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1 comment:

  1. again with another yummy looking veg meal- awesome!

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