Monday, April 23, 2012

Mountain Hiking

In lieu of a shorter run, Sarah and Ryan proposed that we hit up one of the many trails here in Asheville for a hike.  I quickly agreed.

We drove about an hour up the mountain to Graveyard Fields – a hike that is known for its beautiful waterfalls.  Believe me, it did not disappoint.

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We saw the waterfalls first, so the rest of the hike was a little anti-climactic. 

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We did pass some awesome views of the mountains, many of which I think were completely lost on me. 

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The path was a little rough, so I spent most of the time looking straight down at my feet, praying that I wouldn’t bite the dust. 

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I came close a few times – but made  it through the 6ish miles in 2.5ish hours with only a few trips and slides.  We timed the hike perfectly.  As we started heading to our car a storm rolled in and stayed for the rest of the night.

Eats

When I arrived in Asheville while Ryan, Sarah and I were chatting about our tentative plans, Ryan insisted that one thing I needed to try – for sure – was a Home Grown chicken biscuit  Home Grown is a little restaurant in Asheville that uses only local ingredients.  Yesterday as Sarah and I were waking up, Ryan went and picked up a few for us to try. 

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Sarah and I split a chicken biscuit and I chopped up some fruit salad for a side.  The fried chicken and the biscuit were both extremely  delicious.  I slightly regretted my decision to only order half.  Hehehe. 

After the hike I felt like I could eat an elephant, but instead settled on some pretzels and hummus that were left over from dinner the night before. 

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One of Sarah’s friends brought over this flavorful hummus and I am newly inspired to try my own.  I wanted to eat this with a spoon, or my hand, but the pretzels did the job.

Because it was cold and rainy out we headed to Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company for dinner and a movie.

Throughout the weekend I found myself saying, “I wish we had something like this in Kansas City.”  This was one of those times.  This place is a movie theater with every other row of seats replaced with tables!  It was awesome!

I enjoyed a wonderful salad and a piece of pizza while watching the movie Wanderlust. 

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The movie was hilarious, and particularly applicable as we are in the land of the hippies. 

A wonderful Sunday.

Thought for the day

Points Breakdown

Daily points (30) + Activity Points (9) – Eating Points (37) = 2

I didn’t track my points yesterday.  It happens sometimes.  I just accepted it and moved on. 

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