Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sushi and Sightseeing in North Carolina

This week we're sightseeing in Western North Carolina.  The photo above of the lap sided home was taken from my car window in the Pisgah Forest near Hendersonville. I don't think the building leans quite as much as this photo shows. I was sitting in my car on the road and a car was coming so I had to move quickly. Gary was rolling his eyes and mumbling 'photographers'. My photo editing program is different on my laptop so what you see is what you get.

Sad to see vintage buildings with such character deteriorating. I just know I could use the metal and wood for a sculpture or piece of furniture with rustic charm. I don't think I've ever been anywhere in the country as green as it is here. Trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses in so many shades of green. Lilies and hydrangeas blooming everywhere and dogwoods and Japanese maples to die for.

Today we drove around outlying areas and later had lunch at Umi, a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. I had red curry shrimp and Gary had several sushi rolls. No it's not your imagination, the plate with red curry was overly large, but delicious non the less and the sushi was fresh. We picked up a pamphlet on green building here in the mountains and have been dreaming of building ahome with energy efficiency in mind. We never know what our future holds but it's fun to dream and research all the possibilities. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Hi Linda , LOve the shot of the. old vintage house. It does seem such a shame that it has gone by the way side now.

  2. You are just hours from here.

  3. Been catching up on your travels...the South is a lovely place. So far you are seeing some amazing sights.

  4. Welcome to NC! If you are ever in downtown Asheville, I hope you check out Chai Pani an incredible Indian restaurant. My favorite! Western NC is the best part of the state, I think. And, highwater clays is in Asheville. What a dangerous place! :) Take care.

  5. That is a simply gorgeous house. I do think that we used to build much more attractively than we do now. Can you imagine a modern building in say a hundred years?

  6. Welcome to NC! We have been having wonderful weather this spring. I love the Hendersonville and Asheville area. Have fun, there is so much to do and see over there!

  7. Welcome to NC indeed! You can enjoy all the green, and we're having wonderful weather (except for the occasional rain of course - it's the wettest spring I've seen!)Love the house of my favorite photo subjects.

  8. The house looks like some grand dowager.
    Good sushi is to be enjoyed wherever it's found.
    Happy Summer Solstice!

  9. Glad to know that Gary enjoyed sushi. What you ate looks Chinese to me! ; )

  10. Hi willow, thanks there are so many old buildings just slumping into the dust so sad.

    Hi Michele, thanks, well therd are lots of curvy roads not sure how I candle handle them.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, we need to get down there again.

    Hi Dee, thanks, we are trying to make up for lost time for the past several years without going anywhere, not sure we can do that but we're trying.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, yes the preacticalit and necessity seem to dictate such wonderfully architecture that can't be dismissed.

    Hi Jennie, thanks, if only Gary felt the same way I do about cities and culture, I may have to stop and pick up someone and take them with e instead of him.

    Ni Barbara, thanks, thank goodness for unusual rain fall, lessens the fire danger.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, I heard on the news that the moon was supposed to be huge this morning.

    Hi Midori, thanks, Gary searches out sushi bars and wishes we could stop at all of them. I too thought the presentation was unusual but delicious nun the less.

    Hi Amy, thanks, we'll check it out.



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