Last week we were adventuring back east visiting friends, eating non-stop, cheers’ing every single day, laughing, hiking, playing, and just generally enjoying summer and little time away.
Atlanta, GA –> Asheville, NC –> Knoxville, TN
*all photos taken with an iPhone*
// King of Pops – Chocolate Sea Salt
// Atlanta Braves game
// hiking around the Blue Ridge Parkway
// Blue Ridge Parkway views
// waterfall hike + swim
// more Blue Ridge Parkway views
// lunch at Rosetta’s Kitchen in Asheville
// hiking + swimming in icy cold water
// cabin view near Asheville
// downtown Knoxville
// loved the historic charm in downtown Knox
// heading to dinner by boat on the TN river
// sunrise paddle boarding before heading to the airport in Knoxville
Even though we jumped around a lot the trip felt very relaxing. It was the most unplugged I’ve been in years and it was so needed. I got as much work done before the trip as possible and then just tried to clear it from my mind. I checked email once in awhile but wasn’t responding, and I also deleted the Facebook app from my phone which 85% of the time I find myself clicking without even realizing what I’m doing. Definitely didn’t miss it at all! I also keep my “alerts” turned off for all apps and email, so there is no constant dinging to distract me [even day to day...not just on vacation]. I also highly recommend coming back from vacation on a Saturday so you have a full day to recoup, do laundry, etc. before having to get back to work.
Looking forward to enjoying the end of summer in Colorado!
Recipes coming soon!