On the first day of birthday (the Friday prior), my sister came down to take me to dinner and a movie! Dinner was pretty good. I had fried oysters and fries and margaritas! The movie I did not enjoy (Tabloid). But we had a great girls' night!
Then on Monday, my mom took me to Asheville. I loved this view on our way up! Mountains in the distance!
For breakfast, we went to Early Girl Eatery. I had the Early Girl benny with a grit cake base, poached egg, tomato sauce and avocado. There was way too much tomato sauce. It was good if a little too acidic but it overwhelmed everything else. I really enjoyed my first grit cake experience. Also, I like toast.
We also went into a bunch of boutique-y shops and sat on benches and people-watched.
a beer and wine shop and got some souvenirs-- beer! and asked for directions to one of Asheville's many breweries. We said, direct us to the nearest one! So we ended up at Wedge. I tried the Witbier which has orange peel and coriander. Tasty, but I didn't think I wanted a full pint. I think I might have though. I decided on the Julian Price Pilsner.
This is the outside of Wedge which is covered in recycled parts.
Salsa's. May I say LOL @ that combo?? LOL!! Gotta love America. She had a pork quesadilla which she loved.
The next day, after BIRTHQUAKE OF AUGHT 11, Rashan and I went on the wildest of psycho, anger-inducing wild goose chases looking for Lexington Barbeque, which is supposed to be the best in Lexington and maybe everywhere.
When we came out, we were surrounded. Really??? THREE state trooper cars??? So this is their spot... LOL
River Birch Lodge because I like to eat a new meat every birthday and they have elk burgers! This is what it looked like....
Anyway... this is what I wore! Yay birthday girl! Minus the food (something I really hope to never have to say again), it was a great day! Loved spending it with my love! And having separate days with my mom and sister!