November 11, 2014

Falling into Asheville, for a Second Time

Falling into Asheville, for a Second Time

Asheville in the fall is seriously the best place to be—at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, huddled around a roaring fire with a cup of hot chocolate, roasting marshmallows. Something about Asheville just screams (or rather, quietly whispers) Fleet Foxes and flannel. Ryan and I were actually visiting around this time in 2013, and last week we felt the pull to return. I can really see Caroline loving this place.


Here’s a 360 degree image of the cabin we stayed in, using an amazing app called Bubbli:

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Almost all wood paneling with tons of doors and natural light. We cooked dinner and sat on the porch to hang out.

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Photo by Sarah Jagstadt

Meant to go hiking on Saturday, but the place we’d planned on going was actually an hour away from the cabin—two hours for a short hike? Nope, let’s go drinking instead—we toured Hi-Wire, Lexington Ave Brewery, and Wicked Weed.

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Tried to get a picture of our flights at Hi Wire, but they were too delicious and gone way too fast. Photo-Nov-08,-1-37-31-PM Photo-Nov-08,-1-58-07-PM

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Photo by Sarah Jagstadt

I honestly think flights are the way beer at breweries should be consumed forever—you’re not stuck with just one option, and you can compare a bunch!  Photo-Nov-08,-3-17-24-PM Photo-Nov-08,-3-17-36-PM

I dropped a dollar in the statue’s bucket—normally they bow or smile at you, but she started drumming right next to my head! I was so startled and nearly fell down trying to back up. She smiled. 
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Inside and outside of Wicked Weed brewing. Photo-Nov-08,-4-14-22-PM

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Photo by Sarah Jagstadt

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Photo by Sarah Jagstadt

At the end of the day, I made us go to Top of the Monk for some signature pre-prohibition cocktails. Seriously my favorite place—not only do they show you exactly what a mixologist is supposed to be like, plus you get a fancy key to a myriad of homemade snacks. Who doesn’t love snacks and delicious cocktails? Apparently, I do (get away from my sloe gin fizz)!

 

All in all, great weekend—I love this new tradition.

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