The last time we were in Asheville, younger son mentioned wanting to go to a stream or river after our Saturday morning hike. We ended up going to The White Duck Taco Shop, getting takeout, and eating lunch at a park next to the French Broad River.
Early last week, I started looking at the weather forecast for this weekend - it was supposed to be beautiful. Older son was starting his last week at his intern job and didn't want to go anywhere this weekend. Younger son said he'd be happy staying home. I started playing with the idea of dear husband and I going away for a WARM anniversary trip. Our anniversary is in February, which is a bit on the chilly side if you like to spend as much time outside as possible.
We also wanted something familiar and relaxing (since I'm still trying to slow down). Beautiful scenery, familiar, great restaurants - we went to Asheville again! Dear husband and I had a wonderful time, took long walks, sat and watched the kayakers and tubers paddle/float by on the French Broad River, and really enjoyed having a late Saturday dinner with daughter after dragging her up to Craggy Gardens for a chilly (temperature in the 50's!) sunset.
Saturday afternoon, after wandering around the River Arts District, dear husband and I picked up lunch at Duck Taco, and ate it, again, at a park next to the French Broad River. This could get to be a regular habit until it starts getting cold.
We spent today at the Biltmore Estate. We almost never go in the mansion, but we love to wander the grounds. When we had breakfast at Dough,* we picked up salads (bean, chickpea, chicken pesto, etc.) for lunch and ate lunch by the French Broad River.
* Best chocolate croissants ever - and fresh out of the oven this morning!