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Adventure in Ashville

July 22, 2009

Mountains. Friends. Getaway. Fun. Downtown. Movies. Relaxing. Waterfall. Biltmore Estate. Picnic. Bakery. Jonas Gerard. Laughing.

“It’s all a part of the adventure.”

A few weeks ago on a Tuesday, Brittney picked me up and off we went on one of the greatest adventures of the year. We have been wanting to plan something incredible, something unforgettable, something fun. And Brittney did just that. I love the mountains and this road trip promised to be fun, but even more, an adventure.

We left with a GPS, a packed lunch, WAY too much luggage, and little-to-no plans. We knew where we were staying – with the fun Abby Fleming and family – but that was about it. Anything else would just be a surprise. This kept us open for anything and lead to our trip’s motto: it’s all a part of the adventure. Every night we would sit down, explore our options, and decide on the next day’s adventure. I loved the freedom of our ‘schdule.’

We carved our names into trees.

We toured the Biltmore.

I got fried. We made midnight runs to Wal-Mart for ‘trashy shorts.’ Drank lots of water. Drove through the Pisgah National Forest. Bravely slid down Sliding Rock (twice, I might add). Picnicked off the parkway. Tubed down a river. Lost flipflops. Laughed.

Hiked to a waterfall.

Rented chick flicks. Bought NiQuil. Slept in. Went all over downtown.

Ate great food at the cutest places. Fell in love with the little town of Hendersonville (and planned a few dates to return). Picked out furniture and art for our future homes. Took pictures with giant apples.

Walked through tons of antique stores. Bought/ate the best doughnuts in the WORLD at McFarlin’s. Saw a movie and immediately saw another. Laughed harder. Got to see Jonas Gerard paint live and found out our passion for his work. Loved the River Arts District. Got Mellow Mushroom pizza without mushrooms and smelled like garlic for hours.

We thoroughly enjoyed all the parts of our adventure.

I don’t know ifI told Brittney how much fun I had. I don’t think words would do it justice. I don’t know that I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed myself before. Thank you for such an amazing adventure, love. I’m looking forward to all the adventures our futures hold.

And because I’m so behind on my blogging, here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Travis permalink
    July 22, 2009 2:07 am

    This is pretty sweet. The pictures are very nice and add a touch of class that most blogs lack.

  2. July 22, 2009 10:25 am

    It looks like you had SO much fun! I love your new blog.

  3. July 22, 2009 1:16 pm

    There is nothing as fun as a road trip with friends. No comparison.

  4. July 23, 2009 10:03 am

    It was quite wonderful having you all here. I hope that you can come back soon!

  5. Brittney permalink
    July 25, 2009 10:53 am

    It was quite an adventure, I’m so glad to have shared it with you! 😀 We shall have to embark on another soon!

  6. August 1, 2009 12:08 pm

    Wow, I love the new blog Cait! It looks great 🙂

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