Fun Weekend Trip

Sam and I had a nice weekend trip to the mountains.

On the way to our hotel, we stopped off in Brevard (a town outside of Asheville) and walked around for a couple hours. After walking and doing a little shopping, Sam tried to deplete the local brewery of their resources and then we had a late lunch.

The whole time we were there, I kept thinking how we should sell our house and move there. It’s a cool little town, has a hippie feel, big on local music and art, etc. Plus, it’s still close enough for him to drive to Charlotte once per month.

Since he works from home and his company has corporate offices all over the US and even overseas (London and Hong Kong), I’ve been trying to convince him lately to sell our house and move somewhere for a year–it would be nice to get away and it would be a good experience for the kids, I think. He isn’t very big on that idea, but I thought maybe I could sell him on Brevard, since he loves the town as well. He was slightly more receptive to this idea, but that’s it.

After we had lunch, we drove through Mt. Pisgah National Forest, which is always fun. We stopped to see Looking Glass Falls, but skipped Sliding Rock this time since it would be way too cold.

Looking Glass Falls

Rainbow over the mountains around Maggie Valley.

Once we checked into the hotel, we relaxed for a bit and then went back out to drive to a few different areas and look around.

IΒ found some brochures for a couple of fun places to visit, but Sam shot them down.Β As some of youΒ know, my husband goes by the name of “icouldbebatman” on WordPress. Yet he refused to go to the Linville Caverns because “oh my god, there could be bats?!” and wouldn’t go to the Mile High swinging bridge at Grandfather mountain because of the height. Naturally I had to tease him a little about going by Batman online. πŸ˜‰

On the way home yesterday, we rode the Blue Ridge Parkway for a while, which was quite scenic. It was rather nerve-wracking as we got higher up, but very beautiful.

With the exception of a Mother’s Day pregnancy scare (loooong story, but basically I massively screwed up my birth control) that ended in a negative pregnancy test, it was a fun trip.


25 thoughts on “Fun Weekend Trip

  1. the-reluctant-parent says:

    I went to college in North Carolina in a little town called Boiling Springs, I think it’s around 90 miles from Ashville and 50 from Charlotte. I also had a strange online relationship with a woman form Ashville years ago which is a whole book in itself. I even wrote a song for her. If interested, I can post a link.

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  2. Gorgeous shots! 😍 and I second the motion for moving somewhere- if it can’t be MB then move there because then both of us would be living in two beautiful landscapes and have reason to go either place and visit anytime!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒ wonderful company and wonderful landscapes all in one place- what more could a person ask for?! πŸ˜†πŸ˜‹

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  3. Glad you had a lovely weekend. I love Asheville. I would like to move into the Biltmore. I think that’s where I would live (except it is probably haunted – well I know the basement where pool is, is haunted). It is so beautiful up there. Smells good too. The air is different, somehow older, smells like old books (the best smell ever).
    PS. Still working on the fact you don’t have blue streaks anymore.


    • Anxious Mom says:

      Old book smell ❀ My number one reason for mostly sticking to the real thing.

      The Biltmore house always gave me the creeps. So beautiful, but something eerie about it!

      Haha. I should put this picture in MS paint and spraypaint a few on. πŸ˜‰ Except that wouldn’t be very representative anymore, since they’ve mostly washed out and what remains looks more like light green streaks. πŸ˜›

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      • Me and the kids spent a happy day there at the Biltmore, got completely lost in the gardens for hours in 100 degree weather with 100% humidity. UGH – I do not miss humidity.
        Green streaks sound interesting.

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        • Anxious Mom says:

          Oh my goodness. I so hate the humidity. It’s supposed to be like that tomorrow with the real feel temp reaching 100.

          I kinda wish they would go ahead and wash out! Fun while the blue ones lasted though, doubt I’ll get more put in for now.

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  4. NotAPunkRocker says:

    “Um, you know you aren’t really a bat, right?”–Robin to Batman, Lego Batman 3 (after Batman says he is using his increased sense of sonar in the dark)

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