One of my favorite things about my trip to Ashveille was the home we stayed in. We decided, after a little deliberation, to forego the usual hotel reservation and instead try out a place via AirBnB.com We weren’t disappointed. The house we chose is located in Candler, a few minutes outside downtown Asheville. It had an attached farmland, chickens, and cats galore. It was nicely decorated and our room was spacious. I slept well every night of the four we decided to stay and having a host whose resposibility was just you and another couple made it really nice. Kathleen, our host, made us breakfast two of the days and was really fun to hang out with.
We made friends with all the kitties at the home. :)
I went back to the Renaissance Festival this year! The last time I went I think I was either 19 or 20, back in college. Things haven’t really changed! The characters are amusing, the shows spectacular, and the random medieval wares enticing.
This lamb, is it not adorable?
This guy had the coolest tattoos. Also a flaming whip!
These were my favorite festival characters! A wonderful pair of gargoyles!
An old glassblower treated us to some amazing handmade ornaments.
And I actually bought one of these shoulder pets. No pictures of it yet, but I will be debuting the fella for Dragon*Con this year!
This guy has a face made for a mask…. ;P
And the common squirrel, still thin from winters sleep, watching out for the new spring surplus.