But never fear this was not going to alter our plans one bit. Unlike when we were stuck in Sheboygan in all that fog, we have a vehicle here so after breakfast we headed out to do some exploring.
We knew that we were going to start out at the visitors center and take the trolley around town. We have found this service to be very helpful when visiting a larger town. You pay one fee for the day (this time it actually covered two days) and you can get off an on at any of the stops during the day. By the time we arrived at the visitors center the fog had started to burn off.
|Sun was beginning to shine|
|A fun sculpture outside the visitors center|
We boarded the bus at 10:00 and took the complete tour which lasted about and hour and 45 minutes. Then remained on the trolley so it could take us back to the sections we wanted to see. Below are some of the the many things we enjoyed learning about on the ride and exploring on our own.
Dozens of Grand Victorian Homes
|Even one now that was painted lavendar|
|The Omni Grove Park Inn|
|The building on the left are condos, they start at 1.2 million (for the million dollar view)|
|A gory detail about this building I guess after the stock market crash that started |
the great depression several folks chose this building to commit suicide from.
|Down by the tracks|
|A sign on one of the local BBQ joints|
|All I could think of is wow what I could make with all that junk|
|Looks like a castle to me|
|One sweet little machine|
|One massive victorian|
|Another beauty that pulled up next to us|
|The dome on this cathedral is made from ceramic tiles colored to look like a rich patina.|
|A metal work of Thomas Wolf|
|Okay this one caught my eye and guess who it made me think of?|
|The Flat Iron building|
|Street musicians outside the Flat Iron Building|
|A view from inside the Grove Arcade|
|My lunch date|
|Textural wall tiles|
|The stair case at the old Woolworths|
|Multiple artists showing their creations|
It was a wonderful day touring around downtown Asheville, tomorrow we are heading for Tennessee. But tonight we have already come up with some ideas of revamping the camper now that we have lived in it for almost two weeks. We are always making revisions to something. Night all.