Russ, Brennan and I are exploring another part of the country. It’s school vacation week and we are ready to relax!
Now, when I say relax….I should say, ‘our way to relax’ because we tend to be very active on vacation. Day 1 involved renting bikes and exploring parts of the city we may not have seen walking on foot….including a trip to the ‘American Picker’s’ television show’s store, Antique Archaeology.
Bike rentals are new to Nashville and I think it’s a great way to get exercise and view the city.
Then we road tripped –about a 5 hour drive to Asheville, North Carolina.Asheville is known for the Biltmore estate, great cultural vibe and breweries. We of course, did a little beer tasting. The little red door above was a little mouse door just randomly placed on a brick wall …how cute is that?
But the highlight of our trip was our zip lining excursion. We visited Navitat, a great zip lining adventure located right in the mountains. We completed 11 zip lines and walked across some wobbly bridges. Yes, I am afraid of heights…but somehow like I like these ‘out of the box’ activities.
It’s been a great week away. No recipes to share this post as I am away from my kitchen!
But as we have tried to stay focused on our vacation and time together, it has been extremely difficult in the aftermath of our home city of Boston’s recent devastating events. I was born in Boston, attended college in Boston, and did my hospital training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, one of the many Boston hospitals that cared for many of the bombing victims.