I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and Father’s Day! We finally had a nice break from the heat and were blessed with beautiful weather. My weekend was fun and very eventful. Since I had so much going on, I decided to break it up into two posts! You’d be reading here all day if I didn’t.
On Thursday afternoon, Becca and I headed up to Asheville, NC. She had tickets to go see one of her favorite bands play and I came along as backup. The band wasn’t playing until later, so we decided to head up mid-day to have lunch and walk around the downtown area for a bit. I’m excited to share all of my photos from the day!
I packed my extra clothes for the concert, my CVS snacks and two bottles of sunscreen because it was hot!
I dropped Grumples off with my parents after my morning workout because we weren’t going to get home until late. They love having him around. We finally took off at noon! It’s about a two-hour drive to Asheville from Charlotte.
*I was not driving in that second photo.We decided to have lunch at The Green Sage Cafe. We went to the Broadway Street location and it was super cute. Their menu was endless and it made it much harder for me to decide what to get. I’d love for Charlotte to get a Green Sage Cafe!
They had soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, rice bowls, coffee drinks, juices, smoothies, pastries, gluten free options, vegan options, and seasonal specials. They also have breakfast ALL DAY.I ordered a cappuccino with skim milk. Their coffee drinks were so good!
I also ordered the goddess green juice. It had kale, celery, cucumbers, apples, spinach, lemon juice and ginger. I LOVED this juice and it was strong with ginger. I am huge fan of the ginger flavor and love when they don’t go light on it.
I ordered the garden quiche with a side salad. The quiche was made with seasonal vegetables and a sweet potato crush. The salad had tomatoes, carrots, baby greens with a side of balsamic vinaigrette. The quiche was really good and loved how fresh everything tasted. It was also very light and fluffy.Becca ordered the Tempeh Avocado sandwich on vegan bread. It looked so good! It had tamari grilled tempeh, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and chimimayo. It also came with their house-made sweet potato chips. Those chips were deadly! I wanted to order some to-go.We had a few hours to spare before the concert and so we decided to walk around.
I love that Asheville is filled with art and music.We spent at least two hours taking photos around the downtown area. I filled my camera’s memory card with 400+ photos from the afternoon.
There are so many places I want to eat when I go back! A lot of the restaurants looked like they belonged in Europe. I love that feel. Asheville has cute shops too! We shopped the little gift stores and art galleries.
After hours of exploring, we headed back to change for the concert.
“Tree hugger’s get half off wine.” – sidewalk sign.We decided to split appetizers at Lexington Ave Brewery.This place was great! We sat by the open window and watched excitement outside. We talked to several of them as well. I think Asheville is one of the friendliest places I’ve ever been.My drink had moonshine, club soda, fresh lemon and blackberries (I didn’t like it one bit), but luckily Becca did and she took over 🙂 I decided to stick to water.Delicious truffled pommes frites! They are thinly sliced Idaho potato french fries with truffle salt, fresh herbs and served with spicy ketchup, herbed aioli, and a featured sauce. Looks like I’m going to have to make these at home!Another amazing appetizer we split was the four-way hummus plate! It had four flavors of hummus: roasted garlic, spinach, sriracha and roasted beet. It was served with flatbread and veggies. The hummus was probably one of the best I’ve ever had!We sat out by the window chatting and enjoying our day! Sometimes day trips are just what you need.Almost concert time!
Normal isn’t in our vocab.The concert was at New Mountain.This was her second Emancipators concert. I had never heard of them before, but it’s never fun going to a concert alone. I love all kinds of adventures!The show started at 9 pm and didn’t get over until 11.The venue was pretty cool. There were about 800 people there, but we stayed towards the back so we could watch the show. There were so many people up by the stage dancing and getting all sorts of crazy. They really looked like they were enjoying life.We stopped at the gas station for snacks before heading home. We already ate through our CVS snacks at the concert! We grabbed pistachios, fruit chews and apple chips. To keep this grandma awake on the ride home, I jammed out to Frank Sinatra, Sweeney Todd the Musical and Ray Charles.
We finally made it back home at 1:30 am. I crawled into bed and fell asleep like a baby!
Questions for you!
- Where was the last place you went for a day trip?
- Favorite road trip snack from the gas station?
- What is one go-to road trip song that you love to listen to?