Anna and I just went to Asheville, NC this weekend. I've driven through or been nearby visiting family a few years ago, but I've never really been downtown. I've also been to the Biltmore House before, which happens to be my wife's favorite place to visit.
I strung some clips together for a video. It's a vlog I guess?
Besides the Biltmore House, I haven't really delved into the culture of Asheville, so it was a fresh experience for me. (Anna had been there before because her family is from that region)
I'm not really into discovering the complexities of different types of beer or coffee or anything. Hopping from one craft brewery to the next yields one thing for me: Beer. It's almost always good beer, but I don't need to taste and talk beer philosophies and nuances. That said, the beer I had was delicious, and extremely beer-like.
The tacos were crazy good, because they were not really taco-like, more like pockets of gourmet-Anthony Bourdain-esque heaven. (Unfortunately, I did not take photos of them because we ate them too quickly.)
The B&B where we stayed was awesome, despite my social anxieties about a breakfast with strangers (I'm a hotel man, and have never experienced the cozy arms of a Bed and Breakfast). The room was the nicest room I've ever stayed, hands down.
Because of our jobs, Anna and I really only get one day of the week that we can spend time together, so this was a very refreshing trip for us. It's our 5th year together, and our 3rd year of marriage, so we needed to squeeze in a trip in what is proving to be a very busy and un-restful year.
Asheville is a very easy destination from where we live, as well as pretty cheap overall, so I'm sure we'll come back. I certainly enjoyed running early Saturday morning and exploring bits of Asheville when the town was totally dead (I would guess everyone is hungover from all the beer).
My Strava account got a change in location momentarily, which maybe distracted from my slow mile time.
That's about it. It was a short, but extremely enjoyable trip. I hope to do it again sometime soon. (I deeply enjoyed getting to finally take my new lens on a trip as well) I took a bunch of photos, and I'll be posting them on Instagram for the rest of the week. Leaving the brown, deadness of Chattanooga (which was a brisk 75 degrees when we got home....stupid winter), gave me some fresh eyes to take some better photos with (hopefully), but more about that on Friday's blog post!