I just returned from one of the most exciting weekends of my life.
I had the wonderful opportunity to be hosted by the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau for a few days of wining, dining, adventuring, and all sorts of other things-ing.
See how I make up words? See? Sometimes it is required.
We were super spoiled on the trip (and when I say “we”, I mean myself and the three other bloggers, along with our fantastic host, Del). We met up with various others along the way, and I think it may be the friendliest bunch I’ve ever had the pleasure to share a Moonswine Mary with.
Wait. This was the first one of those I ever tasted and let me tell you how fabulous it was … in another post soon, I promise!
This first introductory blog is just to give you an idea of all the goodies I have in store for you, my fine readers. I will do my very best to recreate the sights, sounds, scents, and entire experience through words with you. You deserve it. Asheville deserves it. Why, you wonder?
Asheville is this incredible mountain city with roots firmly grounded in the past and a passion for her history. She also is progressive, welcoming, and always looking toward the future. A common theme I heard over and over (and over) was how important it is to maintain the spirit and essence of who they are and what they’re about. Yes, it’s a town that draws tourists, much like it has for many, many years. People started going to Asheville to improve their health. Clean air, clean water. It was a haven for those with ailments or just wanting to feel better. That hasn’t changed. Even though it’s a tourist town, it isn’t like Orlando. It isn’t like San Francisco, Bar Harbor, or Key West. Most of the locals I met were transplants from elsewhere, but they all had the same desire to preserve the authenticity of Asheville. Isn’t that awesome?
This is Asheville and she is unique and special.
Come along with me and share in the experiences I had.
If you’d like to check out a list of where I went, here it is. There may be a few other things I throw in as well. Stay tuned for more soon.
Other fun stuff
Disclaimer: I was invited on this trip by the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau and was provided with lodging and all food, drinks, and activities. Thoughts, opinions, and occasional sense of humor remain (and always will remain) my own. No one can buy my words but you can wine and dine me. Okay? Okay.