Asheville is one of my favorite places to visit near by. We are so thankful it is a short drive away so we can make day trips on a weekend. We are also thankful that it is such a fun beer loving town. Peter and I are definitely fun beer loving people, so it makes us happy to go and try out some tasty brews when the weather is nice. The weather was absolute perfection on Friday, and since Diana had never been, we wanted to take the chance to show her around before she left to drive back home to Houston. We are trying to give her every reason possible to move close by. She loved Asheville, so I feel like we did a good enough job selling it. I have SO MANY photos below, just a warning. With the beautiful day and adorable city, it was hard to keep my camera put away....
We found this cute little shop almost instantly & we had a fun time testing out some of the honey. It was all delicious and I'm always a fan of local honey!
Solomon testing out the vanilla honey, it was pretty sweet so he was a fan.
He kept saying Mmmmmm, and more!
This sweet man started to sing a song and dance for Solomon, he wasn't sure what to think. It was so cute!
Our first stop for some beer and food was Wicked Weed Funkatorium! Peter and I have tried this place before & I always get excited to see what is on the menu. The beer is so good and the food is incredible. I am still dreaming about the flatbread that we had below. We will be heading back to Asheville in April for a little vacation with my mom and I can't wait to take her to try it out.
Solomon might be in love with boiled peanuts now....
Peter got Solomon dressed for the day and I didn't notice how short his jeans were until we were already on the road to Asheville. I picked out his clothes the night before so we could get ready and go quickly, but I had no idea that his jeans were highwaters already. He wore these last month with no problem. I guess it's hard to notice how quickly a toddler can grow when you see them everyday? We decided to roll them up to make jean capris so he could fit in with the hipster style of Asheville. He looked so cute walking around like this. He also wore himself out climbing and jumping outside Wicked Weed and finally crashed for a nap around 3pm.
The next stop was the Green Man Brewery. I have seen this place a lot but we have never been to visit. The wall below blew us away when we saw it. The picture really doesn't do it justice. It's gorgeous!
Diana loved walking around and checking out all the art. She mentioned several times how much she loved the murals and bright colors everywhere. We were walking back toward our car so we could get a bite to eat before the drive home when we noticed the beautiful bright colors in a huge open air glass blowing studio. We all agreed we had to go check it out. Lexington Glassworks should definitely be on your list of things to see in Asheville if you haven't been before. The detail in every piece was incredible!
And one last shot for Diana! She mentioned how the blue sky and this chapel reminded her of being in Europe... I wouldn't know since I've never been there, but I hope to go one day!!
I also hope that Asheville tugs on Diana's heart strings enough to make her come back, even if it's just for a visit! We loved spending so much time with our sweet cousin.