Saturday, June 20, 2009

Come Along with Us-Asheville Day 1

I didn’t expect anything extraordinary. After all, I’d been there before, but I’m always surprised. Now we’re back home with our photos, our memories, and plans to go back again one day to see a few more things. But I was thinking, perhaps you haven’t been there and visited this wonderful place. It’s infused with art, loads of beautiful scenery, and a few quirky, funky things thrown in for good measure. So, come along with us and I’ll show you a little bit of Asheville through our eyes.

Food of the Day:

Shortly after we arrived, it was time for dinner. This is “where the locals eat”. So we gave it a try.

First they brought these giant biscuits with homemade apple butter. I really wasn’t planning to eat something that seemed like dessert first! I think they were just trying to get us warmed up for what was to follow.

Sweet tea – Southern style was served in Mason jars to complete the atmosphere and lots of food – Southern style as well - too much to eat but delicious just the same.

Quirky Sight of the Day:

We did a double take when we passed this house. The place was decorated with plush Pandas everywhere. It seems they’re there whatever the weather.

Sitting along the fence, wondering if you'd like to join them.

I was wondering if these guys had misbehaved. They were around the corner as if banished from the main population.

Flower of the Day:

My husband took this amazing shot along a mountain roadside where this plant was growing.

Chocolate Shop of the Day:

This place is more than a chocolate shop; it’s a chocolate lounge.

You can go in and buy chocolate or cake or treats and leave but it’s a great place to sit . . .

and enjoy the wonderful scent of the artisan chocolate while you drink a café mocha.

My family wouldn’t let me leave without taking a photo of the menu board . . .

the chocolates . . .

the cakes . . .

and the chocolate bars.

(My apologies if you’re not a fan of chocolate!)


  1. Hi Ginger...
    Oh, chocolate...a fan that doesn't need it but loves it!!
    The goodness, a lot on a plate!
    Love your hubby's photo...always fun to get the bug on the flower...wonderful!!

    Looks like you had a great time...

    Have a wonderful day,
    Hugs, Nancy

  2. Who is not a fan of Chocolate?? Great pics!! I'm hungry now!

  3. Wow. Now I am hungry for chocolate. Looks like a fun trip.Thanks for sharing. How is little Posey doing. It is almost time....... for him to come to my house! LOL :-) Sharon

  4. Remarkable travel! Very interesting house with pandas:)
    And chocolate... МММ... Very much it would be desirable to be in this chocolate kingdom!!!
    I have already sent my son to shop to buy a chocolate:)

  5. Ginger that looked like a wonderful outing !!! And of course the chocolates and mochas are my favorites. :)

    Thanks for sharing ~~~~


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