Sunday, April 02, 2006

Weekend Excursion

We took off to Ashville on Saturday morning. We ate the best Bar-B-Q in N.C. at Bridges in Shelby on the way up there. We then stopped by Biltmore Village and shopped around a little bit. After that we took off to the hotel, checked in, and watched some of "Day After Tomorrow" on HBO. We are so sad but since we don't have cable, it was amazing. We struck out to downtown Asheville, despite its small size, I was impressed with the culture. The weather was nice so everyone was out and about. We stopped into some of the shops, browsed a bookstore, enjoyed some architecture. We ate dinner at the Bier Garden where I sampled some local brews (Catawba Valley Indian Head Red & Pisgah Pale Ale) and Amanda got drunk off of Original Sin Cider. The following is the result.

So then Amanda and I went to the mall. She bought some teacher clothes and I bought a new sweater. After that, we turned in early for the night and settled in watching some of that cable stuff, Law & Order SVU. We got up late Sunday morning and got some brunch. Then we took off for the Blue Ridge Parkway. We did some cruising there on our way to enjoy Hendersonville and Brevard NC.

After enjoying some Ice Cream at the entrance to the Pisgah National Forrest, we headed in to do some hiking. We also pulled over and looked at some cool waterfalls, I should say cold because the water was freezing.

After that, we did a small hiking trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway and sat around at a small waterfall, climbed on some rocks by the river, and enjoyed the works of some bandits of rock stackers. People would randomly stack rocks, one on one, very delicately. I wish I would have gotten a picture but we left the camera in the car. It was a fun and much needed relaxing weekend as Amanda has 6 weeks til graduation!!! ~JB~

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