As stated yesterday, I wanted to break Asheville down into two posts. You can tell we loved the city just based on how many photos I took of it, but you won’t blame me when you see them. It was a quaint and walkable downtown in the mountains. Basically, I’m saying if you haven’t been then you should go quickly! I hear even the Obamas want to buy a house there when the Presidency is over.
Asheville is located in the mountains and on the French Broad River. It makes the temperatures wonderful this time of year. It’s only 79 there right now ya’ll, which let me tell you means something when you’ve been experiencing 90+degrees all summer long.
I was absolutely in love with this park. You can play chess or checkers. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon? I could imagine the hubs and I really taking it to each other in a very competitive game. Did I tell you how much I hate to lose?
Paying to park by phone is brilliant. This is a new trend that I noticed in a couple of cities on our trip after leaving Asheville. I haven’t seen it here in Los Angeles yet, but I’ll admit that I rarely pay for parking. I’d rather walk 5 miles than pay to park. I swear!
Is this not the cutest little yarn store you’ve ever seen? I walked in, and I was in heaven. I saw so many great yarns that were incredibly soft. I have a yarn stash that would’ve made me feel guilty about buying any, but I’ll show you my purchases soon. Let’s just say they’re the cutest little yarny items you’ll ever see.
They still have a Woolworth’s counter. They’ve turned the old store into a place to sell works from local artists, but the counter still stands. You can get all your favorite ice cream treats. We didn’t, but we did walk around the art walk and collect a few cards. There were some really great works there.
Things to do Before I Die is what this wall was about, and I can totally get behind it. Of course I’m a big fan of having reasonable goals for something like this. You have to really think about what you can achieve, but you have to push yourself a little past your own current limitations. Your goals should be constantly changing anyway, right?
We didn’t eat at Black Bird, but I’ve heard it’s one of the top restaurants in Asheville. It looked delicious. Chestnut was just better suited for us when we went to dinner in Asheville. I wish I could have tried a little taste of everything in the whole town actually.
I leave you with a few random pics of downtown Asheville. Gorgeous, right?
Where do you like to visit most?