Archive for the ‘NC’ Category

From the Biltmore winery

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

what goes with what


Cabernet Sauvignon


Dinner in Asheville

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Jack of the Wood. Irish Pub equals Shepherds Pie




Mass in Asheville

Friday, April 4th, 2008

The Basilica of St Lawrence outside. From the pulpit: For our visitors, “If you park in the wrong lot you get towed”.




Have to love Dr. Pepper

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Black Mountain is a neat town near Asheville, NC. We chose to have lunch at Peppers. Apparently some owner past or present liked Dr. Pepper. Trick question: an old Dr Pepper bottle with holes punched in the cap was used for what?



Inside: the food and service were excellent


Hendersonville, NC

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Curb Market – an inside farmers market open three days a week. On a rainy day it was warm and dry


Mast General Store. They have a little of everything. Also dry and warm.


Back Home

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

We made the 420 drive from Kings Bay to Asheville one day before the rain. Which meant that our first day in Asheville was wet. But not to worry. We put on our rain gear and headed to Hendersonville to explore their Curb Market and wet cute town. Then we drove by Chimney Rock and up to Black Mountain another tourist town and then we made it back to Asheville to the Basilica of St Lawrence for 5 PM mass. Dinner at a downtown Irish Pub then home. Second day was devoted to Biltmore House. It took two more days of driving for the about 800 miles home from Asheville. Rain, Lightning, storms, and high winds were predicted all along out route but we only hit minimal rain and got home before 3 pm today. Will start unloading the trailer tomorrow. Meanwhile from our day in the rain in Asheville.

Eastern Continental Divide. I thought there was only the Continental Divide out west.


The view from Chimney Rock. Just kidding but it would have looked like this if we had gone up.