I think I forgot to mention our whirlwind trip up Asheville, NC on the last weekend before Christmas. We were hoping to take a four-day weekend but, alas, only 2 days were available, so we were determined to make the best of it. After work on Friday, we were hitched and ready to go by 6:00pm. We stopped for Chinese food a little way up the road. A little farther up the road we found a place stop for the night. We woke before it was light outside (admittedly, this is something we do rarely do at home) and headed down the road.
We arrived at the historic Grove Park Inn just in time for brunch. We called ahead to make sure they had parking for us but the parking was still an adventure when we got there. (I wish I had taken a picture.) Brian did an amazing job backing the trailer up a steep hill and into the spot on the far right. The parking attendant said she had to get 4 tour buses in the other three spaces. She managed to do it, too.
The Grove Park Inn is home to the National Gingerbread Competition. What a treat to stroll around the hotel and view the entries!
The gingerbread man may have been running as fast as he could, but he took a small break on the bench in the gift shop. We snapped a picture really quick:
The Grove Park Inn has a charming car museum, too. There were three 50s cars. I tried not do drool directly over them. (Didn't want to mess up the finish or anything.)
(Come to think of it, the house doesn't look so big in this picture.)
I'll still take the one on the left, thanks!
|Can you spy the geocache in this picture?|