Monday, July 13, 2015

Brevard | North Carolina


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!




15 comments:

  1. SO fun! Those views in the last pictures look AWESOME!

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  2. ohhh brevard! one of my favorite places!
    i'm so glad y'all had such a good time!

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  3. I so love you took your fur baby with you :) I'm sure he loved the adventure
    I want to now felt some flowers for a coffee mug!

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  4. I just love the parkway. I'll have to look up Brevard!

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  5. What a fun trip!!!! Once again, I'm convinced SC is THE place to visit. Your dog (who's name I'm blanking on) is adorable, and how fun that she got so much attention as you walked through the event :) and I'm terrified of squirrels, so white squirrels would have really freaked me out!! Haha

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  6. Brevard looks so cute! Glad you had a great weekend.

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  7. So fun (and not that far from my hometown)! I totally agree with you about HGTV - it's a very very good thing we don't have it or I'd never get anything done. :)

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  8. haha! i agree, Sarah!!! i would not be productive if we had HGTV!! have you ever been to Brevard? or just know it's close to your hometown? it's a cute town - you should visit!!

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  9. it is! cute is the word i would use to describe it :)

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  10. oh, it is!!! we are close to a lot! (beach, big cities, mountains, fun small towns, etc)
    the dog is Dixie (like 90% of the dogs in the south...haha) yeah she really attracted visitors & got free stuff - we even got a frisbee! :)
    haha - yeah i can imagine! the white ones look so...strange!! what color are the squirrels where you live? we mostly have gray down here (except for the white ones...) but i know some places up north have black ones. crazy!!

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  11. look it up!!! it's really close to DuPont where there's waterfalls & a few hiking trails, if you're into that kinda thing :)

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  12. thanks! it's one of my favorite little towns, too :)

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  13. i love cute small towns like that! isn't that view great, though?! it's from the Pisgah Inn off the Blue Ridge Parkway... so pretty!

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  14. she is loving getting out & exploring with us!! :) aren't those flowers so cute?! we got them from the festival & i love them!!

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  15. We've been a few times. My sister almost went to college there but ended up at App State instead. It would be hard to pick a favorite between Brevard, Asheville, and Boone though!

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