As we all know, there are times in life, where things don’t go exactly as planned. Sooner into the trip than we anticipated, we ran into a snag and had to redirect our trip for the time being. If you have followed our blog, you know that we ran into unseasonably cold weather in Florida. With that being said, Jeff came down with a pretty serious sinus infection. After several trips to different doctors, the conclusion was the heater didn’t provide the best climate for his condition, so we had no choice but to abandon the trailer for a time to get somewhere where he could spend time in recovery mode. Sometimes when life hands you lemons, you have to make lemonade. We are currently making our lemonade in Asheville NC and life is sweet.
So here we are in Asheville, and I must say, we made a good choice. The weather has been outstanding. We have enjoyed temps in the 60’s-70’s and at times in the 80’s. We were fortunate enough to rent a nice furnished home within walking distance of downtown. After spending the last few weeks here, we have fallen in love with the city and the area. There are many things to love about Asheville. It’s got a funky liberal vibe, it’s very dog friendly, it has the most brew pubs per capita in the United States, the people are friendly, it’s got an incredible art scene, there is live music available at several venues nightly, but what really drew us in, is the beauty of the area We have done our fair share of hiking in the Pisgah National Forest, DuPont National Forest, The Blue Ridge Parkway trail system, Powhatan Forest and the trails surrounding the downtown area. Asheville is 2200 feet above sea level and the mountains are gorgeous. Everywhere we turn we are surrounded and in awe by it’s beauty.
Ola has done her share swimming, and has decided that we made a good move when we chose to come to Asheville.
Although, we didn’t catch Mardi Gras in New Orleans, we did happen to catch it in Asheville.
We love the music scene in Asheville!
We will be continuing our trip within the next few weeks and will continue to head south to Texas. We will be sad to leave Asheville, but we are excited to get back on the road, enjoying our life in Valhalla.
Hope winter has been good to all of you and hoping that Spring is on its way to you.
Erin and Jeff…….and Ola