It’s the first Saturday since my honeymoon (two months ago) that I had nothing scheduled before noon. I’ve forgotten how wonderfully refreshing it is to have nothing pressing.
Of course, we will cheer on the Dawgs at noon, but I am still going to be in the living room of my own house. I’m supposed to be meal planning right now, but I’ll probably do that during the game-it hopefully won’t be too close of a game. We did pay this school 650,000 to come to Athens, after all.
I thought I’d share some highlights from our honeymoon in Asheville to pass the time. I recently posted an album to Facebook and was surprised by all of the likes I got from friends who aren’t very close. People just like looking at pictures of places.
First of all, a shoutout to our cabin rental-Greybeard Rental. We stayed at the White Wolf Cabin, and it was the perfect place to recover from the stress of wedding planning and from forced extrovertism for an extended period of time (Ohhhh hi, Aunt So-and-S0!!!). But I didn’t take any pictures of that.
North Carolina Arboretum
Go see the bonsai, gardens, and hiking trails!
Biltmore House and Gardens
You can’t take pictures inside the actual house, but it’s a really impressive place. Pretty pricey, but we were in total “Treat Yo Self” mode on our honeymoon. Don’t forget to visit the other buildings, including the farm by the winery that has friendly goats!
A nice easy hike on the Blueridge Parkway.
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Notice that this is a nature center and not a zoo. We loved it. It was awesome. All of the animals are native to NC though. Don’t expect elephants and make yourself look like an idiot on Trip Advisor.
Not photographed but certainly worth noting was our favorite thing-the seven mile French Broad kayaking trip we took with the Asheville Outdoor Center. It was GLORIOUS.