We spend our Asheville weekend at the Cumberland Falls B&B, a pretty, comfortable, beautifully landscaped inn in the Montford Historic District, about a mile from the city center. Although our room was comfortable and nicely furnished, the highlights were the staff and the breakfasts. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in recommending [Read more …]
Art, music, great food, a young, fun-living culture: what’s not to love?
Our first, and until now, only visit to Asheville was almost accidental, as a stop at the end of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We certainly "covered the necessities", such as walking the city, exploring the galleries and touring Biltmore. Still, [Read more …]
Our first, very brief visit to the state’s capitol city. It is, overwhelmingly, a city of new. New high rises and retail developments, new stadiums, new light rail system–mostly big, and mostly flashy. The biggest in the city–the corporate emblems of the city are Bank of America (which, being boomers, we still identify [Read more …]
It had been a number of years since we were in the southeast (excluding Washington, D.C., which we visit every couple years. A return trip was long overdue. This trip covered parts of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia and, of course, D.C. It was bookmarked by two of our favorite cities:
We generally enjoy, but do not specifically search out Sierra Wines–wines which focus primarily on Zinfandel and Rhone and Tuscan varietals. Our primary exposure to them is from trade tastings including Zinfest, Rhone Rangers and this week’s Wines of El Dorado tastings.
We were, however, been anxious to revisit some of [Read more …]
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