Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We’ve been enjoying a few weeks off from work, spending time with family, relaxing and unplugging at home together. We also took a quick trip up to Asheville, NC just after Christmas. Kylo Ren and Caster joined us for the trip.
We were originally going to go for 5 nights, but with the weather being so cold, we cut our trip short and stayed only 2 nights. Lesson learned: freezing weather isn’t any fun to be out in, whether you are human or feline. We plan to go back up sometime in the spring when it’s warmer, and we can all enjoy the beautiful hiking and scenery a little more. Asheville is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country, after all. We want to get the full experience!
We did manage to have a good time though, despite the cold weather. The mountain vistas were absolutely beautiful.
One morning, we visited the North Carolina Arboretum, which is a 434-acre public garden located within the Pisgah National Forest. It includes 65+ acres of cultivated gardens, 10+ miles of hiking and biking trails, and other outdoor activities and exhibits. With it being winter, the gardens were all dead, but we look forward to seeing it again in the spring when it’s flowery and full of color! We enjoyed exploring around nonetheless.
Kylo Ren especially liked walking up and down the pathways. Caster wasn’t into the adventure this time around. Despite his furry coat, he has zero tolerance for cold. He opted to stay in the KCC Adventure-Mobile with the warm blankies for most of the time.
The gardens at the Arboretum were set up for their Winter Lights show that was going on at the time. Bobby and I went and saw the lights one night, but unfortunately pets weren’t allowed for that.
If you’re visiting Asheville, we highly recommend the NC Arboretum. It has a lot of fun activities and beautiful views. We look forward to stopping by again in the spring!