Our 2 year anniversary was last weekend, and since I was in Asheville, Tina came to visit and spend our anniversary in the NC mountains like we did last year. We went to the small town of Burnsville because Tina found a Living Social deal for a bed and breakfast there - Nu Wray Inn. It was a nice historic building in the center of town, and we stayed in the Elvis Room, because legend has it that Elvis stayed in that building when he visited Burnsville back in the day.
This was our breakfast, which was french toast croissants with various local berries. It was very rich and kind of heavy, but I liked the unique concept - I'd never think to french toast a croissant!
We then climbed Mount Mitchell. It wasn't a crazy feat, because you can actually drive to the top. We drove to the visitor center which was about 2 miles from the summit and hiked the remaining 2 miles up to the top. It was a strenuous hike, but we had a good time. The highest point east of the Mississippi!
We then went to Crabtree Falls - a 70-ish foot waterfall. The trailhead began right off the parkway and was a 1.5-mile hike to the falls. Well worth it!
Dinner was spent at Salsa's in downtown Asheville. We got the Ultimate Molcajete, which was basically grilled chicken, steak, and shrimp in a lava rock bowl with some vegetables (peppers, onions, cabbage). The meat was nice and smoky (almost like the kebabs on the streets of China), and there was goat cheese on top, which added a nice depth to the flavors. It was humongous and we both split one and were satisfied. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp.
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