taking back roads

“Best day EVER!”

on September 10, 2012

That’s a quote from B! We headed north to Asheville, NC. Our first stop was here:

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It was a total tourist trap but the kids LOVED it!! You bought a pre-filled bucket of gems and then ‘panned’ for them. A is all about collecting things, especially rocks so this was perfect for her!

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We also took a hike at the NC Arboretum and finished the day with dinner and a stroll around downtown Asheville. Asheville has been called the Pacific Northwest of the South; very Portland/Seattle-ish in culture. It was a beautiful day mid 70’s, zero humidity. We plan on going back in a few weeks to see all the fall colors through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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