Wednesday, April 11, 2012


After leaving Athens, we headed north east to Ashville NC.  We always stop at the Folk Art Center at milepost 382 - Blue Ridge Parkway, to see the wonderful crafts made by the members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

This time we missed seeing the redbud trees in bloom, but the dogwoods were glorious.

 There were two people demonstrating their crafts - one making small glass ornaments, and the other who carves wooden flutes.
There were lovely quilts hung overhead on the way to the galleries.  There were some special displays of glass work, as well as wonderful wood carvings and turned wood items.
The sales area had a huge variety of arts and crafts - I enjoyed seeing them all, but left them all behind!

We headed toward Knoxville, had dinner, then found a place to stay just north of the city.
DH does a wonderful job of finding interesting places to visit on our trips north and south.  It makes the semi-annual trek enjoyable.

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