Fairfield Inn Asheville South
Travel Blogs from Asheville
We stopped for a stretch and to swap bikes. I was removing my gear to lower the seat on my RS for wade when an oldster on one of those NRC spyder a pulled in and asked if we needed help, we got to talking and he gave us about a week of trips we could take in the area. Then things got bad. Wade took off on my bike with me following on ...
... the conservatory, the gardens, and the winery.
We got to the trailer and tried to dry out while eating some leftover steak and a freshly made fruit salad. We spent the evening watching the Stanford football game. It was surprising to us to see it televised here, but we were pleased and loved to see Stanford do so well. We went to bed at the end of the third quarter, which was good, because Arizona State came roaring back, but could not win. ,
... drive was beautiful. Along the way, we stopped to buy groceries and gas in Marion, Virginia.
One of the most noticeable features of the drive was the kudzu everywhere. I had seen it before, but not in such great abundance. We can read about this invasive vine taking over the South, but until it is seen for oneself, it cannot be imagined. ...
Today we drove to the town of Cherokee, which is set in a lovely valley, but largely consists of establishments on the tacky side. Avoiding the huge Indian casino, we toured the very good Cherokee Indian Museum. An excellent presentation of the history of these people. The Trail of Tears when the tribes were forcibly marched (many perished on the way) from their homelands to Oklahoma so that their land could be ...
A four hour drive down the interstate to Asheville, a very interesting town in the mountain foothills. This is a place where Brunswick Street meets Deliverance. Locals are a bit arty, with lots of tatts. Also much art and crafts and alternative stuff, but also a vaguely menacing air of hillbillies cruising in pick up trucks. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center