Saturday, July 13, 2013

Weekend in Asheville II

A year ago my husband and I spent a weekend in Asheville, NC and we had such a great time that we decided to go again this year. On our way to Asheville we stopped in the town of Black Mountain so I could visit the Black Mountain Yarn Shop:

and buy yarn for a future striped sweater project:

We stayed at the same B&B as last year (Carolina Bed an Breakfast) which was once again fabulous!

But unlike last year when the temps were near 100, the temps were in the mid-80s so we were able to open the windows in our room and get a nice cross-breeze.

They also have the most amazing food: a delicious 2 course breakfast, hors d'oeuvres in the evening and a dessert left in our room while we were out at dinner:

Downtown was only a ~15 min walk away and with all of the rain we've had, the 
yards we walked by were green and lush.

Saturday morning we walked into downtown so like last year, I could check out 

Some of the yarn is arranged by color:

I bought some yarn for a future shawl project - it's 100% baby alpaca and is SO soft!

The next morning we set out for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and 
went through some interesting tunnels:


We had planned to take a short hike on a trail just off the parkway but turned 
around when we ran into dense fog:

So we headed back into downtown and spent the afternoon drinking coffee and reading in this amazing bookstore:

Since the weather was so nice, we had dinner outside at this restaurant (Carmels) and watched interesting people go by:

It was a great weekend of relaxing, reading and knitting!

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