Ugh. Occasionally I'll see a thread that will cause me to want to change vacation plans. Super annoying.
Thanks a lot, Asheville. Now I want to visit you again for my birthday and eat lots of cheeses and guzzle lots of Asheville beer and play in the river.
Originally Posted by giovanni sasso
heck of a tour, old buddy. lot more murals than i'd expect, and i love those rolling smoky hills situated throughout the views of asheville. it's an outright travesty i've never been there.
It's an honor to have been someplace you havent. :0 I think you would find some freaky parallels to Portland, but with like real southern cooking (screendoor in PDX was just ok...don't ask me why the first restaurant I went to in the pacific nw was a southern cooking spot...........) and of course smaller and surrounded by the south. Waters good, beers good, foods good. Definitely a type of magnet for people from throughout the eastern US, or at least the southeast.
Those mountains are neat, and in the higher elevations have a vaguely Coast Rangey feel, but with more milky golden warm sunshine pouring through the mist. I believe it is actually considered temperate rainforest in spots around Asheville - it's quite unlike the rest of the southeast.