Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Asheville, NC ~ Hope

~ All The Rest of The Trip ~ Our Three Year Anniversary

The First Part Here 



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There's something about waking up in a hotel room. You expect to see your bedroom but then you realize that you are somewhere else entirely and the whole day is fresh in front of you and you are on an adventure. After getting up Monday we decided to head out for coffee. After packing up and checking out of the hotel and a brief hunger induced spat we ended up at City Bakery Cafe. I had smoked salmon and caper bagels with cream cheese and can I just say that is a breakfast with a capitol B. Yum. Witt had quiche and a poppy seed bagel.



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We took our coffee to benches near the fountain where little children were playing and splashing each other and we sat for a bit and then got up and walked around the city.



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After we walked around Asheville we decided to get on the parkway and eat lunch in Black Mountain. We ate at the Black Mountain Ale House where I had the best burger ever and a really good local beer. We walked around Black Mountain for a hot second and then headed to Montreat, a college town just to pass through on our way home. It was so gorgeous and peaceful we got out and walked around for a while. It was the perfect ending to the trip.


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In Montreat there was a fair trade store near the water that we ducked into. There was one where I lived when I had my apartment before we were married and I remember going in with my friend. They had these rocks with inscriptions. This was right when I had met Witt after a breakup with someone else and I chose a rock with Strength. It was how I was feeling about my life and about myself. I had learned a lot about what I wanted and how I wanted to be treated from that previous relationship and so it was just perfect timing when Witt came along.

So this time I chose Hope. It will sit on my bathroom sink with my Strength one and to me that's where I am in my life right now. Hopeful about our future, about our starting a family, about our life.

It just sums it up perfectly.



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