So Alex turned to me one day and said, “I’m going to take a few days off work, we need to plan to go somewhere.” I of course didn’t argue at all. We both were thinking the same place (Mexico, haha), but I started throwing out other suggestions, since Mexico is somewhere we’d prefer to go 1. off season. 2. for a longer time period. I suggested a drive up to Atlanta. Alex said he didn’t want to do a long drive (boooo) then, I threw the idea of Asheville out there. We initially planned to head that direction more in late spring/summer time when the weather would be more cold-weather wimpy people friendly. But we both agreed a short trip up there might be really great. A lot of this idea having to do with the fact that our Miami friends had moved up there this year (mostly on a whim). I remembered hearing of super cheap direct flights to Asheville– did a quick google search and there it was, a super short and cheap trip up the east coast to the Appalachian mountains! Boom, I book flights! Boom Asheville! Now the best part?! Marlowe has no idea! I think I got it from my dad (he used to love to surprise us and I used to hate it haha), but I CANNOT wait to show up at Marlowe’s school with bags packed and a new coat and whisk her away for a weekend trip to see one of her favorite long time friends in Asheville! She’s (most likely) going to complain so hard about the cold, but be so freaking happy!
So we’re of course going to be staying (bundled up) with our friends, so we don’t need any sort of hotel reccomendations– but activities, shops, restaurants, sites and art and everything?! Well, we’d love to hear about them. Keep in mind Marlowe is vegan and I’m still vegan + GF, but everyone else will eat just about anything! 😉 I’ll assume my friend Claudia already has a few spots picked up (and I’ll assume she’ll comment and tell me yes or a sarcastic no), but new places for us to explore (or maybe her too since she’s newish to the area) would be amazing! I guess you could say I know a lot about Asheville culture in general, but I know zero about specific things to do!
Well, it’s certainly not Mexico, but we are very excited 🙂 The weather is supposed to not be deathly cold when we arrive— and I can’t wait to pack a small luggage with winter clothes when Marlowe heads to school tomorrow :)YAY! ps. A fun giveaway is going up tomorrow too 🙂 All good things.
&&because I love looking and linking back, you can see all of Claudia and I (and Marlowe and Lily’s) past adventures: HERE. &&&the photo was taken by claudia herself. You can see her blog here and instagram here.