Monday, October 26, 2009

Carole's Trip to Asheville

Well, Carole went with her friend Janice and Janice's daughter Maxine to a fabrics show in Asheville. As it was on one of my work days, I didn't get to tag along. Janice is one of Carole's more interesting friends. She's originally from Johannesberg South Africa, educated in Africa and Scotland as a midwife, and has been living here in the States for some time. However, she and her family are soon moving permanently to Australia. Maxine is going ahead of her parents to attend boarding school there, joining her older sister who is already attending college in that country.

As soon as Janice and her husband sell their house, they're off Down Under for good. Carole will miss them.

A lot of the fabrics they saw were woven from lama and alpaca wool. And so these critters were on display of course. Here Janice and Maxine view an alpaca.

Maxine and one of the critters.

Carole bought a very nice scarf made from alpaca wool. It's really soft and I wish she'd bought me one, too. It wasn't very expensive. She also bought some fudge made with goat's milk from a farm outside of Asheville. That was the best fudge I've ever had. We'll have to visit that place and buy some more.

All in all, she made me wish I'd been able to go with them. Life is short. Alas!


Tracy said...

I love Asheville! We were in Boone and Banner Elk this weekend, but it is just not the same.

HemlockMan said...

I don't care for Banner Elk because of the ridge building there. However, there are some nice hikes in that area.