The Land of the Sky
Asheville, NC has been on my "check it out" list for many years, so I made a point to stop here for 2 nights. Having just spent nearly a week in the Smoky Mountains, I didn't appreciate the city surroundings as much as I probably should have, but I enjoyed the city.
I stayed in West Asheville which is its own groovy, little neighborhood of shops & breweries & cafes, and in just one day on foot and one on two wheels, I pretty much covered this town. For a city of fewer than 100,000 people, it does have a unique personality and much to offer, though I expected a more bike-friendly environment.
Now that I've visited Burlington, VT, Flagstaff, AZ, Boulder, CO, and Asheville, NC, I'm wondering if I've missed any of the small progressive towns of America!? My #1 vote still goes to Boulder.
Up next, the year in review (by the numbers).
11/2/2015 06:15:24 pm
Have you been to Portland ME? Think it qualifies for that list!
11/2/2015 07:51:41 pm
11/6/2015 03:31:42 pm
a strong possibility indeed - love acadia as well!
11/7/2015 08:03:51 pm
I'm plotting the next year in the rough right now so stay tuned! Plan to get to Acadia in the early fall via Canada ... we will talk! j.
11/7/2015 10:19:32 pm
yea, boulder! it gets my vote, too! although, i think bend, oregon, ashland, oregon, bellingham, washington and portsmouth, new hampshire are up there for me, too.
11/14/2015 05:57:02 pm
11/18/2015 10:58:26 am
Thanks for the Ashville tour. I've always wanted to go there since Kevin moved to North Carolina. Every time I've visited him it was for a special occasion and never left Raleigh.
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