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Fall Break in Asheville

October 7, 2013

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 Smile…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.  Smile 

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!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2013 2:24 pm

    Very cool! I love using VRBO or HomeAway for rentals. Looks like you guys had the ideal break.

  2. itzyskitchen permalink
    October 7, 2013 4:53 pm

    Would you mind sending me the link to this place? We’ve been contemplating a trip up to Asheville. Looks like a BEAUTIFUL spot

  3. Patti permalink
    October 7, 2013 9:41 pm

    What a great adventure for everyone.

  4. October 8, 2013 2:46 am

    You are beautiful. Your family is beautiful. And Asheville? Just lovely. Thank you for sharing it all with us!

  5. October 9, 2013 5:02 pm

    You guys do the best stuff!! 🙂 I love it.

    And way to go Ella!

  6. October 10, 2013 11:37 am

    What a great trip it was! We loved being with you guys, and loved, loved, loved Asheville! Wish I were there right now!

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