Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Asheville Downtown
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... on just about every corner, grand ones and plain ones. On the way we had a hilarious time listening to country radio which played all the great "classics" such as "She thinks my tractor's sexy" and an old favourite "I don't have you but I've got my chainsaw". Yes seriously! Soooo funny! We've got business meetings tomorrow and then we'll go for a bit of an explore later in the evening before ...
... or so, we got to Farlow Gap. There was a stake here and we were able to pick up Farlow Gap Trail (#106), which leads to the waterfall. This trail was much more cleared and blazed and a lot easier to follow. The trail was quite steep, but going this way it was heading down so not nearly as bad. However, it would not be fun climbing up going in the other direction. In about a mile, we got to Shuck Ridge Creek ...
... Stopped at a river for a swim. Went to put my trunks on could only find my Budgie Smugglers, lost my trunks in Miami. A load of Hillbillies were also swimming. Coming out of the river, George grabbed the only towel we had first. After he was done with it he refused to share it. With me and my smugglers trying to grab it off him in front of some very conservative hillbillies, didn't look like two brothers squabbling. One hillbilly started shouting across the river at us ...
... started shouting at us. So American hillbilly that we could barely understand what they were saying but we did catch the words "YA GAYS!" We decided it was time to quickly leave before they got across the river to us. Continued on as late afternoon finally arrived in Asheville and checked into a posh hotel the ramada, discounted price meant we paid just $22 each!! With sunset fast approaching and being in the ...
... Castle size. Just to drive in from the gate to the house is 3 miles. The tour around the house was the best I've been on, with great effort to keep it how it was showing everyone from the master bedroom to the servants quarters. It really needs a blog all on its own.
Ok, back to the Michael Franti story. Most of you on Rachelle's Facebook know it already, but I still need to tell it fully. We did get in free as he was true to his word. The venue would have ...
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