Jan arrived Tuesday in a monsoon. It rained so hard that I thought for sure her flight would be delayed or canceled. Nope. She had a great flight to Charlotte, and then a quick one to Asheville. It had stopped raining hard, but it began again once we got in the car.
Hard to see the beautiful colors in a monsoon, but luckily the weather only got better each day. On the way home from the airport we did a few touristy things, and we walked through The Tobacco Barn which is a 7,700 square foot antique and junk shop. It is very historic in Asheville, and was once a place where people brought their tobacco to sell. Ask Ann about it some day. She remembers coming with her grandfather.
I found something I wanted there, and I might go back to get it. I could not get a very good photo, but you will get the picture. Hahahah literally. Actually, I think I will get the smaller rooster and a hen too. I think they would look great in the side yard, near the coop.
Jan and I met in Coolidge Elementary School. We were trouble together. Lots of trouble.
The second day I toured her around Asheville. We drove by the Grove Park Inn
Next to the Grove Park Inn is a condo called The Fitzgerald. It has the same view as the Inn, so Jan and I drove into their parking garage and walked onto their patio to get a photo. Together we can be trouble.
What a view, huh?
This is the view of downtown.
We had lunch at 12 Bones, one of Asheville’s most famous barbecues. It has won national awards, and it will be featured soon on “Drive Ins, Diners and Dives.”
We drove all over that day, and it never rained!
The next day we went to the Biltmore Estate.
After the estate, we drove around and saw more sights. We drove up Town Mountain Road into clouds ( Dianna, I know how much you like clouds!) and drove a bit on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Here we did a video. Once we started recording, Jan and Ann got quiet.
We had a great time. It went too quickly.