Peace, Love and Asheville – North Carolina

April 5-8, 2013

Our intention for spending the weekend in Asheville, North Carolina was to tour the Biltmore Estate.   The ticket for this grand home was expensive, but I was able to save a few dollars by reserving on-line.  We got the audio to go along with our tour so we could learn the history of the family and hear all the stories about how they lived as we walked through the 250 room home.  Construction on the house started in 1889 and took 6 years to complete.  The house covers 4 acres and is 175,000 sq. ft.!  It is the largest home in America.  It is truly amazing, but unfortunately we weren’t permitted to take any pictures inside.  I couldn’t back up enough to get the whole frontage of the house in this picture.  It didn’t occur to me to take a panoramic shot.  Duh.

P1150175 Biltmore EstateP1150182 me and Mike at Biltmore Estate

We didn’t realize what a fun little town Asheville would be.  We drove from our campsite into town to walk around and maybe grab a bite to eat.  We didn’t realize that we would be entering a time warp.  Asheville is described as a funky mix of hippies, New Agers, mountain bikers, antique lovers and farmers.  It is a charming town with a great vibe!  So glad we took the day to visit!

IMG_1414 Mellow Mushroom, Asheville, NCIMG_1416 colorful storefront in AshevilleIMG_1418 Love signIMG_1419 wall mural in AshevilleIMG_1447 street corner band in AshevilleIMG_1428 girl drinking from fountain in AshevilleIMG_1438 city squareIMG_1454 street band in Asheville

We camped at Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park on the French Broad River.  We were surrounded by Cherry Blossom trees and connected to a large park via the river walk.  The fantastic weather gave us the opportunity to take long walks with Lucy.  And there was a dog park several miles down the river.  We walked all the way there so Lucy could play, but she was shy and stayed close to us.  The only dog she has ever enjoyed playing with is her BFF Ruby in California.P1150165 Wilsons Riverfront trailP1150212 Wilsons Riverfront Campsite, Asheville, NC

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