changing pace.

We spent last Saturday in Asheville, a town I feel like we’re just discovering. It’s a short drive from Greenville and always proves to be a really refreshing change of pace. This time, we bypassed the Gourmet Chip Company, the French Broad Chocolate Lounge and our other Asheville favorites to head up the mountain.

The last few weeks have been full of late nights working on side projects so we were headed to Asheville for a little down time. On the way up, we decided to start our day at the Grove Park Inn. We first visited Grove Park when we went to Asheville for our second anniversary and hadn’t been back since.

The view from the Inn, with Asheville’s skyline in the distance. Photo by Andrew.

We spent the morning enjoying the view and doing a lot of talking. It was really strange to realize how much has changed (how much we have changed) in the past five years, but this place seemed exactly the same.

I dug up this old photo from our visit in 2007:

And here we are now:
Apparently five years means more hair for everyone, and more reasons to smile?

It really is crazy how fast time goes. I know everyone tries to warn the next generation about this, but I don’t know if it’s possible to really comprehend what that means until you get there yourself.

On a related note, I turn twenty-nine next week.
Twenty. Nine.

I don’t understand how it’s possible that I’m almost thirty years old.

But I’m sure everyone says that.