Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Quick Glimpse of Asheville, NC

This was a super-light week of workouts. Still feeling on high on the results of last weekend’s race, I was ok with that. One of my most important projects of the year was due this week at work, and that required more of my attention.

Wednesday: 30 minutes treadmill (6.7, 1% incline), front & side planks (30 sec x 5 each)

Friday: 40 minutes treadmill (6.7-7.0, 1% incline), 20 mins elliptical, front & side planks (30 sec x 5 each)

This e-trade commercial always crack us up. Unfortunately the overhead PA sounded about as clear as it would at a McDonald’s drive-thru, so Em didn’t recognize her daddy’s voice.

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I’ve heard nothing about good things about Asheville, so I was very excited to join with Mr.Blondie for a long layover this weekend. It's been awhile since we tagged along on one of his flights.



We strolled through the galleries downtown, had a nice dinner, and did some swimming at the hotel pool. It’s very a hippie-chic area. I can’t wait to go back there again when we have more time to explore and hopefully tour the Biltmore Estate too.

We’d planned on flying back to Atlanta on Mr.Blondie’s plane too, but twas not to be. It was a calculated risk we took. We knew if nothing worked out, then we could always drive back to Atlanta. A tour group of 12 missed the first flight of the day, thereby jacking up the standby lists for the rest of day. grrr…

After watching 4 planes arrive and depart without us, and Emily on the verge a nuclear meltdown, it was time to throw in the towel. I walked over to car rental counter and got hooked up with a sweet sub-compact. It was a scenic drive, and we were back in the ATL in about 3.5 hours. It would be much easier and almost as fast to drive there next time, rather than deal with the airports. Oops, I mean Fly Delta Jets!

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Do you have a favorite destination for a quick weekend getaway?

10 comments:

  1. sounds like a great place to hang out. I haven't been but would love to check it out.

    Living outside DC, I can get to so many great places within a couple of hours--it's hard to pick a favorite!

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  2. Asheville sounds nice! I wonder if my husband's airline flies anywhere near there? I can't believe 12 people missed the first flight... ugh! Don't you hate when that happens? Why can't people just make their flight and not mess up the standby lists... that would be too easy. ;)

    Glad you finally made it home after driving yourself there. Sometimes driving is easier. Hope you get to visit Asheville again and spend a little more time!

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  3. That drive, I'm sure was pretty awesome. I heard it's even more beautiful during the fall when the leaves are changing colors. I'm down to do that one weekend!

    That's an awesome picture of "Captain Matt" btw.

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  4. I really want to go to Asheville! I love going to Charleston for the weekend (;

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  5. Every single ETrade commercial cracks me up!! Our favorite weekend getaways would be San Antonio or Dallas....Texas is so big it takes forever to get anywhere driving. But if I were flying, probably somewhere on the West Coast. San Fran is a really easy flight and we gain 2 hours, so you can accomplish more in a short period of time.

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  6. Yeah, they were both playing pretend. Hopefully he'll have the uneven tan on the leftside otherside soon!

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  7. Ah, SF would be a great getaway. That would be a big trip for us. Lucky you to have it right at your disposal Tiffany! San Antonio is pretty too. Dallas is still on my to-do list, glad to hear it's nice.

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  8. Savannah is a great weekend getaway! That is, as long as the crime is in check, which hasn't been the case this spring. :(

    Macon/Fort Valley/Warner Robbins actually all have some cool stuff to check out. Fort Valley has the Camellia gardens, Warner Robbins has an air museum, and Macon has an art, science, and children's museum.

    I'd love to take a trip to Ashville, though! Everyone seems to love it, so I'm hoping we can go there sometime, even if it is just for a long overnight.

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  9. Ah cool! I've actually done an overnight with Greg in Asheville too! We've also been on a seperate trip there for our anniversary one year and stayed at the Grove Park Inn, which is really nice. Asheville reminds me a lot of New England (where I grew up), so I love going up there!

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  10. Ah, SF would be a great getaway. That would be a big trip for us. Lucky you to have it right at your disposal Tiffany! San Antonio is pretty too. Dallas is still on my to-do list, glad to hear it's nice.

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