explore your state: asheville in december

Because of how the holidays fell this year, Trav and I were unable to spend the actual week of Christmas with either of our families; instead, we’re seeing my folks in a few weeks here in Chapel Hill, and this past weekend, we met his parents in Asheville, for a long weekend centered around Christmas…

100 foods in 100 counties: buncombe county

Buncombe County – Asheville – 12 Bones Smokehouse: Baby Back Ribs Another entry for my 100 foods in 100 counties project! The fact is, I am not a Ribs Person. Generally I find them too much work for too little payout. That is not the fact at 12 Bones Smokehouse. They are well worth the…

explore your state: daniel stowe botanical garden

Trav and I drove out to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on Sunday morning, and it was such a lovely day. Right now the garden features an installation from Seattle glass artist Jason Gamrath, lovely Chihuly-esque oversized flowers set into the Stowe’s living gardens. The exhibit will be installed through the end of September, so if…