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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Slow Chicks

Another quick road trip... I am not a very good representative for Slow Travel. It seems recently all Bill and I have been doing is short travel.

The Slow Travel idea is that the best way to experience a place is to spend time: live in a rental home or apartment, shop at the corner market, eat the local food, feed the neighborhood cats. You get the idea. This web community is spread around the world, a community of friends who also have wanderlust. I am amazed at how much we have in common, mostly our love of travel. We prove that this is a small world.

This weekend we had the chance to go to Brevard, NC to get together with some Slow Travel friends. Friends that I have never met in person, but only through this community we know as the web.

Brevard is outside of Asheville, home of the beautiful Biltmore Estate & Winery. The winery is a converted dairy farm, now producing award winning wines. The Inn is a wonderful place to stay, for that special occasion when you deserve to be treated like royalty.

The highlight of the weekend was a visit to the Brevard Music Center, and a delightful evening with friends. Thanks to Linda and John for opening their beautiful home, and everyone else being a part of the fun. Palma and I share more than a passion for Italy and limoncello~ there is something about those silver haired men.

I can't credit the music center for our talent for the evening... in fact a little musical training may have helped. The Slow Chicks may not be musically inclined, but we sure know how to have a good time!

Thanks for the chance to share!


PAT said...

Hi Sandi...This looks like so much fun!!

we hope to visit Biltmore in Dec. The plan is to leave here the day after Christmas and stay in the new Christmas hotel at Pidgeon Forge. With our love of Christmas we couldn't resist the temptation to book a room, pre-opening. Hope the weather behaves!!!

I posted a bit about The Great River Road and Grafton, IL vicinity, today. That's a great destination, also!

We love to travel. Whether it's extended travel or short day trips!

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Southern Heart said...

What fun! You sound like my M...he likes to absorb the local flavor of a destination, too. He will always ask where the locals eat, etc. It really is a lot more fun.

I enjoyed seeing your photos---you all seemed to have a wonderful time!


Kristen said...

I love this Slow Travel concept. Very cool. Thanks for linking to that... I've spent a good while reading through it all and am intrigued!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi Sandi,

Thanks for the sweet visit! I love the Slow Chicks! You all look like you have plenty of fun!!

I will be back, I will live my slow travel fantasies thru you. Right now in my life everything's is still at a clip pace.:) but now I know I have slower to look forward to!

Carla said...

Thanks for the link. I am wanting to do "slow travel" this summer. As fun as my last trip was, it was whirlwind.

"Early Bird" said...

Looks like fun!!

Suzanne said...


Thanks for inviting me over for sweet tea, that is just the way I like it, and maybe with just a little lemon!

What a fun site, recipes galore,... I will be back often, I know! Thanks!


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

sandi said...

Pat~ thanks for the trip to Illinois.
Andrea~ we meet the nicest people that way, good food too!
Kristen~ 'Slow travel' is a great community of folks.
Lidy~ I'm glad you stopped in for a visit...but you are in a french garden everyday!
Carla~ I hope you do check it out, as much as you travel- you could probably answer some of our questions.
Birdy & Beachy~ you can tell we were having a great time.
Suzanne~ Y'all come back!

B said...

Hi Sandi

Thanks for the visit, I think that's great that you all got together I often wish I could meet some of my blooger friends

cute pic of you gals dancing

Have a great week end!

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