My wife and I decided to pay a visit to the New Belgium Brewery Asheville late this afternoon. We hadn’t been to the brewery before and since we were already going to be in the Asheville area today we decided to drop in for look. It’s a lot different setup than Sierra Nevada Brewery Asheville and its location is right along the French Broad River that runs through the west side of Asheville.
I happened to get a layover in NYC this past September on my last rotation before going on vacation and then having my hip operation. We had landed late in the evening on Sept 20th in Teterboro and there were no hotels available around the airport that we would normally stay. The only hotels available was downtown NYC. We didn’t get to the hotel until around one in morning of the 21st and I was going home later that day.
I thought about grabbing a couple night photographs but I’d had a couple long days and didn’t have the energy to make that happen. So I thought I’d get up and try in the morning but slept in a little longer than planned. So this is a quick shot from the hotel entrance while I was waiting for my ride to the airport.
For my walk yesterday I strolled into town to run a couple errands thought I’d share a couple photos I made. As I was about to cross the main intersection in town I made the photo above of our courthouse. Prior to getting to the main intersection I wanted to capture the life sized toy soldiers that “guard” O.P. Taylor’s toy store.
I had already walked a 1.5 miles and hadn’t had lunch yet. I decided to drop into Jaime’s Creole Brasserie for bite to eat. Since it was already close to 2PM I was able to get a table next to the window for a great people watching view.
I don’t have any trouble deciding on what to eat here as my favorite dish that I haven’t tired of yet is their Crawfish & Bacon Mac & Cheese dish. Not sure if I wanted to continue my walk after eating, I was able to coerce my special lady, who had other engagements earlier, to join me for our favorite desert: Banana Foster and a cup of coffee.