Saturday, October 4, 2008
I am in the mountains. Black Mountain to be exact. Thursday night Lori decided this was a good weekend for a getaway. Our 5th anniversary is in two weeks and we were planning on coming up here then, but with the stepdaughter headed to her dad's house in Wilmington this weekend Lori decided it was now or never. So while she was taking the kid to school yesterday I was making last minute hotel reservations and packing. The leaves haven't really started turning yet, but that's OK, it's still very nice up here. Last night we strolled around downtown Black Mountain, which is a great little town if you've never been here. We had a fabulous dinner at the Berliner Kindl German cafe here in town. Today it's more downtown strolling (mainly to take a gander in the used book store and eat at My Father's Pizza) plus a bit of hiking and playing a disc golf course in Asheville. Tonight we'll eat at the Stoney Knob Cafe, a great Mediterranean restaurant. It's definitely an action packed trip, so I better get ready for the day's activities.