We are on our 2nd day in Asheville, North Carolina...well, ending it anyway by going out to dinner. It has been a whirlwind of activity since the plane touched down Saturday afternoon. We dropped our bags off at the hotel and went and had dinner at Luella's.
It's this sort of place. The Husband LOVES barbecue and he had an assortment of chicken, turkey and pork. I had the andoullie sausage with fried okra. I love Southern cooking! Rumor has it that President Obama ate here everyday when he was in town but according to the waitress, it was his secret service people. Very popular place!
The greenery around our hotel is just beautiful, especially since there is so little blooming in Chicago right now. I snatched a bloom off this hydrangea and have it in a glass on my night stand!
Off we went to downtown Asheville on Sunday morning. There were a lot of local artisans selling their art all along the streets and sidewalks. The husband was really interested in these terrariums but they were close to impossible to ship home.
and we shared a salad. It was all so good and everything tastes fresher when you are outdoors, don't you think?
I thought these would look good in my garden, but I learned last year that you can't bring anything sharp on the plane.
Another blogger that recently visited Asheville, Sue, from I Need Mom told me about this place, so of course we checked it out.
Two chalkboards filled with so many combinations, it was hard to choose, but I settled on a paper cone filled with the best chips you have ever had with herbs and spices and little chunks of goat cheese. It was called the Parisian. Oh! They were SO good!
It seems all we did was walk and eat! Soon it was dinner time and after a short stop at the hotel, we ate at this Mediterranean restaurant nearby. Along with an onion and leek bisque...
So that ended our first full day. I probably gained about 10 pounds but we did do a lot of walking and my calf muscles hurt! The Husband was sweet enough to give me a foot massage last night...with lotion! He's definitely a keeper. Today was another full day but it would be picture overload so I will post again soon. I just wanted to touch base and I will be back in a few days. :-)