Snack-a-roos after rushing back outta the house after work: Voskos Honey (Loved it!) and a GH Raisin Bran muffin (ate about 1/3 of it – crumbled on top!)
We hit some beastly traffic
But tried to keep our spirits up
But when this happened for about 1/2 of the drive, we got a little sad
And then we made it! 3 hours later instead of 2
Our B&B is really cute. I highly recommend staying in B&Bs across the country! I like hotels in big cities, but in smaller towns, B&Bs are the way to go. You can find some that are really reasonably priced and most of them have evening wine + cheese, cookie jars and of course, free gourmet breakfasts. We love them!
The bathroom is cute + quaint
Matt pretending he’s an old man in his armchair. He’s currently reading a book on physics in it while I blog!
After settling in, we headed back out. We’re less than a mile from downtown, but given the rain, we decided to drive. Two hungry, hypoglycemic kids finding parking on a Friday night was NOT fun. Esp. after we realized we had no cash and had to go to an ATM to pay for said parking.
But we survived. Better than getting the swine flu I supposed.
Thank goodness the weather cleared up!! Asheville is SUCH a cute town. You all should come to visit. It’s just big enough for many weekend getaways but small enough to have uber charm.
Being hungry and all, we quickly settled on a restaurant I had found online – Posana.
We were seated outside right away! Sweet!
I had a hard time deciding between a cocktail and a glass of wine. I didn’t know what I wanted!! But upon seeing Lavender-Infused Cocktails, I decided to get something extraordinary
A cosmopolitan made with lavender tea!
Note the tea bag! It was excellent!
Matt got a brew. Per usual.
Mmmm! It was a little overcarbonated though
We were quite hangry and got a tempura appetizer to share – all veggies in tempura batter. They were fantastic – esp. the red peppers. I don’t really like fried food all that much, but I love tempura! Matt was annoyed that 1/3 of the plate was onions (and they didn’t say onions on the menu) so we wasted those, but I didn’t need more than a few pieces and the veggies I did eat were awesome.
For dinner I ordered the Open-Faced Lasagna (which came recommended x2) with Scallops, Wild Mushrooms, Leeks and Ricotta
I only ate about half of this – it was SO RICH with all the ricotta underneath. I can honestly say I stopped eating tonight because of how I felt and for no other reason. It was maybe a first to eat so intuitively!?
I also got a $5 side of swiss chard. Not worth FIVE whole bones TINY! But good.
He got Quail over Mushroom Risotto. The quail was amazzzzing but the risotto a bit undercooked.
After dinner we walked around a bit – and found an outdoor concert just ending! They just built up this downtown park and it’s beautifully done as an outdoor venue.
We debated going out to more bars, dancing, etc, but we’ve both been up since 2:25 and 5:00 AM so we decided to save our partying for tomorrow night.
Upon our return, we found a suspicious dome…
Full of peanut butter bars!!
Annnnnnddd….I almost missed it but I found an OLD FASHIONED COOKIE JAR! (Mom, you’d love it!)
We shared one of each. They were delish!
1) This post took my computer 30 minutes to gear up for and 15 to write. Gruf!
2) I can’t WAIT to sleep in and not use an alarm tomorrow! First time in a while!
3) When we normally visit cities/towns, we have the urge to see all we can see AFAP. But tomorrow we’re just going to hang out. Do some reading. Walk downtown. Visit a brewery. And go to a nice dinner. Nothing has to be done on time.