April 4, 2009

Downtown Asheville

Todd and I are on our mini-vacation in North Carolina and are having a great time. Our first stop was in Asheville and we both fell in love with it. It's one of those places that is so laid back that time almost stands still. The landscape is beautiful and the downtown area is awesome. There are so many local shops and restaurants. We both left thinking, "why have we waited until now to come here?!"

In an earlier post I wrote about wanting to visit a restaurant I found in Southern Living that was voted the place to go in Asheville. We went and were not disappointed. The local eatery was called Tupelo Honey Cafe. It had the greatest atmosphere and what sets it apart is that the owners only use local products including locally farm fed animals and produce from local farmers. A place like this would be great in downtown Franklin!

Your mouth is watering, huh? The food was so good, and what a nice touch to add a flower to my plate!

We're at my mom's house in Durham and I'm going to try to sneak in a power-nap before we head to Chapel Hill for the North Carolina game tonight. Nearly 20,000 people are expected to be where we're going to watch the game. It might get a little crazy! I'll have updates soon.


  1. so glad ya'll are having a great time! it all look so charming :) thanks for giving us an update!

  2. how fun! we love asheville (that's where we honeymooned). but it looks like you found some places that we didn't. thanks for sharing! - ash

  3. this looks incredible!! we need to road trip there! glad you guys are having such a great time!! mis you! I like exclamation points!