Apr 11, 2011

Whining and Complaining

Got your attention!  Anyway I could tell you all about the problems we are having with our home.  Our Norcold is once again not cold, and our 12 volt electronics are once again acting up.  It remains to be seen if one problem is causing the other, or just coincidence.

But instead I want to tell you about the wonderful time we had in Asheville, N.C. We arrived last Wednesday, and just left this morning.  Thursday we found a wonderful natural food store called Greenlife Grocery, and went there for lunch and some provisions.  Thursday afternoon I went on line and bought tickets for Friday to the Bilmore Estate.  You can save a few bucks by buying them online, even more if you buy seven days in advance.

Unfortunately, Friday morning started out bad.  We woke up to find out our Norcold had quit working.  Yes,  the module failed again.  We also had serious problems with our twelve volt circuits. After spending some time on the phone with a technician, it became apparent that I wasn't going to be able to fix things. Since we had already purchased the non refundable tickets for Biltmore Estate, we decided to go.  And I am really glad we did. It was really tempting for me to cancel our plans and try to figure out the problem, but I'm learning that these kind of problems can wait until another day.

As part of the package we also had lunch at the Deerpark restaurant.



Then we headed to the Biltmore House, and did both the self guided tour as well as a guided tour called "Friends and Family".





Our last stop was a complimentary wine tasting at Reindeer Village. If you prefer sweet wines, you might like their selections.  We don't, so we didn't buy anything.

After we got back to the coach, I walked Mollie and enjoyed happy hour outside inb our recliners. Since we had a big lunch, we just snacked a little and called it a day.

On Saturday I ran some wiring below for our Dometic freezer, so we don't have it sitting in the living room, and then we loaded it up with the contents of the Norcold freezer. We then headed out for a little more exploring and ended up at a wonder BBQ place called 12 bones.  We liked it so much that we brought home some ribs and bbq chicken.



On Sunday Judy fixed us a picnic lunch and we hopped on the Blue Ridge Parkway



and headed over to Oconaluftee Visitor Center in Cherokee.


Judy wanted to get her National Park Passport book stamped, and we wanted to explore the Great Smokey Mountain area a little more.


I must say that the Asheville area has now become one of our favorite spots.  We have a short list of places we really want to spend more time in and this is one makes the list.

This morning we hooked up the Explorer and headed north towards Knoxville. We are now set up and settled at the Racoon Valley Escapees Park. We need to pick up our mail and take care of a few things before heading up the road on Wednesday.

Until later.

4 comments:

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Great pics...sorry about the probs with the Norcold - maybe it's time for a household refrig. Safe travels!

Suzan said...

We love Asheville. Our favorite restaurant there is Posana Cafe. Totally gluten-free and delicious. Great blog, BTW!

michelle said...

Oh, that fridge! Thinkin' it's a sign, right?...come visit Portland...we'll keep all your food cold even without a fridge ;)

We need some of that Southern spring here!!

Todd C. said...

Not hot, Not cold, It's a Norcold!