A Weekend in the Mountains: Part 2

After we had full bellies from Oktoberfest, we took advantage of the sunny skies and the rest of the afternoon by walking around downtown. The city is so full of life, art, music, good people, and good food. So, there were wonderful things everywhere we turned. Some of our favorite shops included Malaprop's bookstore and Woolworth's which was full of local art.

During our stroll downtown we stumbled upon Art in the Park, which was full of art vendors in tents selling pottery, handmade jewelry, and beautiful watercolor paintings. As we were walking around looking at the art, we heard a drumbeat and followed it straight into the Fiesta Latina Festival. As we walked up, a group of dancers in Native American like outfits had just started a dance performance accompanied by two drummers. Everything was so unexpected and we were most happy to have found both festivals by chance.

After all of that walking around, we needed a little energy boost. So, we went down the street to the Mast General Store to hit up their pay by the pound candy barrels. The store is full of outdoor wear and holiday decor, but the old fashion candy was the highlight for us. I loved filling our little basket with ice cubes, maple nut goodies, and caramel apple pops.

 That evening we went to Early Girl Eatery for dinner. We had been before for breakfast, but never for dinner. Let me say-it was amazing! We both had the cheeseburger which had a delish basil mayo and was paired with homefries. After a long afternoon of festival goin', it was just what the doctor ordered.

For dessert we took a stroll to one of the best places in existence- Battery Park Book Exchange. It's a bar, cafe, and used bookstore all in one. I had the maple spice latte while John opted for the pumpkin spice. He ended up liking mine so much that we split them 50/50. After we had our lattes, we spent hours having good conversation and looking through books.

The next day, we had a wonderful drive back-especially since we took the scenic route. The winding roads, whitewater rapids, and majestic mountains were breathtaking! It's one of the best drives that I have been on and was one of my favorite parts of the entire trip!

It was such a romantic and exciting weekend and I am so thankful that we were able to go. If you ever have the opportunity to go to Asheville, go! It's such a wonderful place and one that will always be special to us. 


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