Wednesday, June 5, 2013

May Pilgrimage Part 2

I think one of my favorite times on the ride up to Asheville are the back roads through the mountains.  Seems like we are on that particular journey usually on Sunday mornings.  Each time the music on the radio station is perfect.  We listened and sang along and then Dena read several Psalms.  It was a great worship service in Sequisha.  We stopped at and of course I cannot remember the name of the place, but it was the location of the 1996 Olympics for kayaking.  The water and the rapids were full of people getting their white water raft adventure on.  One of the men watching the boats told me they had just opened up the upper dam and that is why there was so much activity.  For sure we are going to schedule more time on the next visit.  Then we headed on into what we started calling the gorge.  Lots of twists and turns on a two land road.  Fun!  We headed toward Waynesville and went to the Mast General Store and both of us were very successful in finding things to purchase.  Let's just say Dena will not be running out of peanut butter bars anytime soon.  I did the usual t-shirt thing but also had a glass bottle Diet Coke.  Oh my, so very good!  We left and drove on to Asheville and stopped at The Catina for late lunch/early dinner.  Not bad Mexican food for North Carolina.  To finish up we ordered fried brownie with ice cream, chocolate and caramel sauce.  We felt like we were at the Houston Rodeo with the fried.  We actually kind of peeled away the fried and just ate the rest.  And was time....for the anticipated three mile drive to the Inn.  Beautiful!  Our room was right over the Grand Terrace and we had front row seats in our room to watch the Memorial Day fireworks. 

Nice way to end a day.  Dare I say, it was a blast!
Hey Kathy in Mississippi, we will be coming back that way in Sept, the hubs and me.  Would love to meet you at the CB if all our schedules coordinate. 
That's it for today.  


becky said...

your trip sounded wonderful!!! love reading about it. We are enjoying a week in Lake Geneva WI. Went into the Chicago area yesterday to see John's family. Our trip to Galveston did not materialize this year.....hopefully next!!! Will see!!! very pretty here and have enjoyed the cooler temps. Leave for home tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

That would be great Nancy! Hope we can work it out.
Kathy in Brandon