Sometimes trips pop up out of the blue. Susan and I make pop up trips occur way more than they naturally would. (and I like it that way) Give us some 80’s and 90’s music, a couple hours to travel and a fun destination and we are two happy gals. So we had to have a trip the weekend after her birthday! It was only right.
Several years ago she, my sister (Sarah), and I headed down to Asheville for a girls weekend and we all fell in love. Sarah sat this trip out, but we ate some French broad Chocolate in her honor.
When I tell you that this chocolate is straight from heaven, I am not exaggerating one bit! You can learn more about the company and even order your own at www.frenchbroadchocolates.com
We arrived in Asheville early afternoon and grabbed a late lunch at Tupelo Honey before checking in at our hotel. We had purchased night tour tickets of The Biltmore since it was the Christmas Season. I had seen The Biltmore before (in the Summer) and it was so beautiful, but there is something about a huge castle at night with twinkling lights that just makes a girl feel like a princess.
I took several pictures, but the truth is there isn’t a photograph that I could take with any camera that would do it justice. It is an amazing home on an amazing property that was way ahead of its time. But can we pause here and just let me say that I could just live in the library of that house. It is, absolutely, my favorite room in that home.
We also toured the winery and had a tasting in the tasting room. Let me just say this out loud. (or type it out loud)….. I can’t drink like I did in my 20’s. So a few glasses of wine and I’m all set. Please and Thank you.
Susan and I enjoyed the tour and headed back to the hotel. We probably should have went to bed at a decent hour, but we found some terrible television show that we couldn’t look away from.
We finally crashed and when we dragged ourselves up and at em the following morning we headed into downtown Asheville to grab some breakfast and hit some of the quirky little boutiques they have.
Y’all if I didn’t have 1948589586784028 mugs (I know I have a problem. Stop judging me). I would have snagged this one. Asheville really does have some really cute shops.
It was a great couple days there. It truly is one of my favorite places and it is reasonably close. Next trip there will be all about some art and music. Susan, pack your bag!