|this is sort of how i look before i drink coffee.|
in case you're wondering, barley's is about as good as it gets (and not too spendy either). we got pizza for $4 apiece that blew our minds into oblivion and back! but before that we saw this kid:
|jonathan, a fellow traveller, showed us |
his strange instrument of wonder!
key disparities between asheville and portland:
1. the houseless population is low and/or in hiding.
2. even the hip folk say 'y'all.'
3. our beer is better. we had a chance to test this:
if you do, for any reason, need to check for yourself whether "beer city, usa" lives up to its name, you need to check out a couple of brews that will render you sockless. (beer is about $3/ pint if you do it right folks)
3rd place fire escape pale ale (asheville pizza and brewing co.) --> has actual jalepenos in it!!! brilliant flavor, if a little light for my taste.
2nd place shiva ipa (asheville pizza and brewing co.) --> description insists "shiva will destroy all your preconceptions of ipa" well done! bitter has never tasted so entrancingly great!
1st place kashmir ipa (highland brewing company) --> rich and incredibly chill. this beer is the richest brew on asheville's side of the rockies (ninkasilove forever!).
|we took blue ridge parkway out to skinnydip falls.|
|the biltmore estate is america's largest|
house. don't ask how we got in...
|the geese at biltmore estate. |
also, we saw a bear (not pictured).
|amber charms the geese with dolphin calls.|