over Memorial Day weekend, we took a quick one night trip to Brevard with our basset. Thomas had seen an oldies motel the last few times we passed through Brevard, so he checked it out online. it kinda gives you that 50's vibe so he thought it would be fun to stay in sometime. come to find out, they have pet friendly rooms so we decided to bring our basset along!
that same weekend was the White Squirrel Festival that they do every year. Brevard is known for their white squirrels & there was a white squirrel at the festival, but it is mainly a music festival. we didn't end up making it to the stages though, we enjoyed the craft booths more. our basset drew a lot of attention & got lots of water and pets from people. it was fun to bring her along! at the end of the festival, there was a mini donkey booth so we got to pet them. that was probably my favorite part - i am obsessed with donkeys!
we basically just hung around town while we were there. we took walks up main street and around the college campus. at night we had fun watching HGTV & tons of it. we don't have cable & really have no desire to get it. there's only about 3 channels i would want and HGTV is one of them. so we took advantage of the fact that we could binge watch it and stayed up late watching!
as we were leaving, we decided to drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway. we stopped at a few overlooks and let the basset sniff around. we even went to the place we stopped on the day Thomas proposed and sat on the overlook for a while. then at one of our stops i ended up spraining my ankle on a step i didn't see (with a loud pop included) and that was the end of our trip! luckily we had an ice pack with us for the food so we were able to keep ice on it. but, talk about a miserable 3 hour drive (including bathroom breaks) to take the basset home and get to the doctor! that was over a month ago now, and the ankle is all better!