Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Weekend Trip to Asheville, NC

Last week we went to Asheville to celebrate Chris' birthday. This was our second trip there (we went in June and of course I was too lazy to blog about it!) and we had even more fun this time! Some highlights included Chimney Rock, having dinner with Chris' cousin Al, and visiting Biltmore Estate. I thought I'd share some pictures from the trip!

We chose to eat at LAB when we arrived on Sunday night. We shared the flatbread pizza and oh my goodness, was it delicious!

Chris' birthday was on Monday and we spent the morning opening presents before heading to downtown Asheville. We ate brunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe. That place is so good! We spent a couple of hours shopping/walking around town before hitting up Pisgah Brewing and Wedge Brewing Company. Chris chose to have sushi for dinner and we hit the jackpot at Wasabi. We shared a sushi boat and it was AWESOME!

On Tuesday we drove about 45 minutes to Chimney Rock. We wanted to do Grandfather Mountain again, but decided that it was too cold and too far to drive. Chimney Rock was much closer and still worth doing.

Later that evening we met up with Al for dinner! He drove all the way from Charlotte to see us. We had a couple of drinks at Thirsty Monk before going back to LAB. We shared a bunch of appetizers and were so full. We hadn't seen him since Rhode Island so it was great to catch up and spend a few hours together.

On Wednesday morning we went to Biltmore. My brother gave Chris tickets for his birthday and we were both so excited to finally get to check it out. It truly is a beautiful estate and was all decorated for Christmas so it was extra pretty.

That pretty much sums up our trip! We headed home on Thursday morning, after eating breakfast at Tupelo Honey Cafe (again...hey, we like what we like!).


I can't believe that we're already halfway through November. I'm so excited for Thanksgiving. My brother and his family are coming from North Carolina and of course Bill & Anita are coming down too. My mom and I have started baking pies and bread. I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the holidays! Let me know what's going on with all of you...I'd love to hear!