Wednesday, January 12, 2011

cabin fever

so now that we've been stuck at home for 3 days due to the crazy snow, the cabin fever is really kicking in. speaking of cabins, i wanted to share our trip to asheville, nc for j's 28th bday a few weeks ago. we brought the in-laws as their xmas gift. we had a wonderful time. we stayed in fletcher, nc (which is about 25 minutes outside of asheville). the drive up the mountain to the cabin was a bit scary in my little nissan versa but we made it (although i spent the rest of the weekend scared that my car wouldn't make it back down the mountain).

great view! there was also a hot tub that was great fun on the second night.

j and i were in charge of dinner our first night there and we made veggie chili and jalapeno cornbread muffins. dinner was very yummy and my FIL didn't even notice it didn't have meat in it until he was done eating (pretty impressive eh?)

we all just laid around, played music (that's my ukelele in the background being played by j's sister), watched the movie "the town," and ate brownies and cookies for a midnight snack!

saturday morning we headed into downtown asheville to do some shopping and sight seeing. i love asheville and all of its great shops. everyone has their dogs and there are bluegrass bands playing on every corner (ok - well most corners). we went to the mast general store and woolworth's. so fun.

then we headed to the laughing seed restaurant for j's birthday celebration (it was a mix between lunch and dinner since we had to get back early to the cabin). the meal was great and it was awesome that the in-law's ate vegetarian all weekend!

j opened up his gifts and we had cake on saturday night. he's the big 2-8. i got him surfwise (dvd), a folk guitar tabulature book, a book by daniel quinn, a sweater, and one-line-a-day book. i think he had a great birthday!

on sunday, we were headed home and thankfully my car didn't end up going off the mountain (especially since i had just paid it off last month)!

i am missing asheville and already looking forward to our next trip back. maybe next time we'll go in the summer so we can spend more time outdoors. i miss being outdoors...hope all this snow melts soon!

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