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.
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.
I found some brochures for a couple of fun places to visit, but Sam shot them down. As some of you 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. 😉
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.