Fall Break in Asheville
Sorry for the lack of blogging around here lately—things have been crazy! Between classes, guests in the house, running, and raising a firecracker of a toddler, this fall has felt really insane. Usually in a good way, but still. We decided that for our academic fall break, we literally needed just that—a break. We headed up (over?) to Asheville, North Carolina, a place I’d visited in college but hadn’t been back to since. My parents came up and met us for the weekend, which made it even more fun. We rented a house through VRBO that was actually on a working farm—so cool! Lila had a ball feeding the chickens and practicing her animal sounds with actual horses and cows. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip…
On Thursday, when we arrived, we had a great time exploring the farm:
It backed up to the woods, and had a beautiful creek that ran all the way through it:
And, one of the most exciting parts of the trip—watching Ella with COWS! Ella is an Australian Cattledog, which means that herding cows is in her blood. But you know—chances to herd cows are few and far between in our suburban lives …until now! She immediately got to work herding the cows on the farm—it was so funny! She knew *exactly* what to do!
It was like a cattledog fantasy camp.
On Friday, we hiked a beautiful trail about half an hour from our house. Loved the panoramic views!
Lila did great on the hike…and on the trip, in general. We’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again—we are SO grateful that she’s a pretty good traveler!
The rest of the trip was spent feeding chickens…admiring the cows…and just enjoying life on the farm and the beautiful fall weather:
GREAT getaway weekend. And now…back to reality, sigh. Hope you have a great Monday!