Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Day Trip

Hi! It's me and I'm actually working in time to do a post. Yay me! (Disney reference - sorry.)

As some of you know, my mother came down from eastern NC for a visit.

I thought it would be a great opportunity to hit the road and see a little fall color in the glorious western NC mountains.
Come along, won't you?

The leaves still have some changing to do but we ventured on anyway.

Here's where we ended up.....The Grove Park Inn in Asheville.

If you've never heard of it before, it's an old stone inn and resort spa that has been known to have a very famous clientele including the current President.

This is on the front porch. It's lined with lots of old wooden rockers just inviting you to sit for a spell.

Here's one of the two huge fireplaces that flank the hotel lobby. They have little verses etched into the rock.

These rocking chairs were lined up in front of the other fireplace. I could definitely see myself sitting there on a cold evening sipping a cup of coffee.

There is a beautiful open veranda on the back of the inn that overlooks the golf course and mountains. The last time I was there, you could go out and sit in the rocking chairs but not now, they've turned it into the dining area for one of their restaurants. Darn.

That's a quick glimpse at one of my favorite spots. I've never even actually stayed here (yet). I'm hoping the hubby and I will be able to take a quick trip up one weekend. We'll see.

Here are a couple of the houses you'll pass on the road up to the inn - just beautiful.

Thanks for coming along. I hope you get to see it in person one day.


Darlene said...

That looks like a really neat place to go! Those homes are HUGE! Hope you are having a wonderful day.♥

Shannon said...

It looks beautiful there!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Beautiful!!! Just Gorgeous-I want to be sitting on the porch in a rocker, or by the fireplace....

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my goodness its beautiful!!! I wish we had a fall season~

Jodie said...

Houses you say? Wow! That first home dwarfs the cars parked in front of it. Glad you had a nice little trip. Fall is in full swing here now. Color should be reaching you any time now.

wendy said...

Great pix, as always!!

And - I'm a HUGE fan of the "Yea, Me!" cheer, as I do it ALL THE TIME! :)

Anonymous said...

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son and daughter who are in
their 30s are redheads.

NE Ohio

Janean said...

Been to Asheville a few times. It's beautiful, isn't it? Very friendly people too.