To be 100% honest, I didn't fall in love with Asheville (as a town) the way I thought I would. Maybe I was expecting it to be a little more Savannah-esque? Alas, we had a wonderful time, and it was exactly what I needed after a long, intensive year of studying and graduate school applications. I was so desperately craving an outdoor adventure when Ryan and I booked our trip back in February, and that's what we got!
We hiked through DuPont State Forest (where The Hunger Games was filmed!), made a few pit stops throughout Pisgah National Forest, and drove along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We drank our way through Sierra Nevada's east coast brewery, and I've gotta say, I was impressed. And of course, we visited the Biltmore Estate. It was a full and beautiful trip, and I miss being in "vacation mode" already!
While I love traveling (and this was our first real trip in a year!), there's definitely something to be said about having a happy home to come back to. We missed our pups, and I missed routine. We both missed not spending money on almost every single meal. I can't wait to start planning our next trip, but in the mean time, it's good to be home.
I'll be updating in the next few weeks with my Nikon pictures and where we stayed/ate/went, but in the meantime, here's a few more snapshots. Missing the mountains already!