It's been a light blogging week. I'm working part-time again, in a department I used to work for. I'm glad the opportunity opened up! I've been focused on that and on younger son, who's been sick. Also, Typepad has had major problems the last week (particularly with photos!) so I decided it would be less frustrating to just ignore this blog for a few days.
We had heard that UNC-Asheville had a lot of students that go home on weekends. Daughter found out that that's particularly true the first weekend of the semester. After a very quiet weekend, we were pretty sure that Labor Day weekend would be even quieter (we were right). She didn't want to come home because that would keep her from getting used to it as quickly, which I really understand. She welcomed a visit, though, so dear husband and I went up there last Saturday and Sunday. Older son had lots of work for the Design School, and younger son wanted to stay home and play with friends. Now that they're back in school, he really treasures the time he can spend with them!
Old Salem, a historic area in Winston-Salem, is a good stopping point for a walk, baked goods from the Winkler bakery, and photos.
The home Moravian Church.
We spent the afternoon walking around Beaverdam Lake in north Asheville. That's a heron flying by.
In the evening, of course, we wandered around downtown Asheville. Shindig on the Green, a summer, weekly, musical series was going on. Each group only performs a few numbers onstage, but they hang around and play on the sidewalks or at the edge of the park. We saw over a dozen. It's fascinating to walk around and listen to all of them.
We were trying to stay at a hotel with points, and the closest one was an hour away in Johnson City, TN. This seemed like a very long way on Saturday night.
...with a companion.
More tomorrow... or maybe Saturday.