Thursday morning we told AJ, Cali, and Zoe good bye and headed to Asheville, North Carolina.
But first, we made a stop in the scenic town of Clemson, South Carolina to visit AJ's alma mater and so my dad could get a shirt.
We were supposed to have breakfast with AJ before we left Atlanta, but I didn't feel up to eating. Later, in the car, I tried to eat this delectable sweet potato biscuit from Highland Bakery in Atlanta, but it didn't settle well. No more throwing up, but still lots of tummy troubles. My theory is that when I threw up so much it messed up the balance of my digestive bacteria. Then, when I started eating again, my body wasn't ready to handle all that food. I think that's why you're supposed to eat the BRAT diet after you have a digestive illness - to give your body time to heal and adjust. But, I didn't want to miss out on all the yummy vacation food. So, I soldiered on.
|Sweet Potato Biscuit, how I wish I could eat you now that my stomach is all better.|
|At least I felt like drinking coffee again.|
AJ's brother-in-law has recommended this barbecue place in Asheville called 12 Bones. My mom and I shared the pulled pork sandwich, macaroni and cheese, and corn pudding. My dad got an order of ribs with their blueberry chipotle sauce for us to share. And I had lots of Cheerwine! It was all scrumptious (except the macaroni was bland).
|My mom really enjoyed the ribs. Haha.|
After eating lunch, we walked around Asheville and did a little shopping.
|My dad found this giant iron to pose with. This is funny because I joke about how much he loves ironing.|
|I got this pretty turquoise ring.|
|And everything kept reminding me of Henry.|
|My brother sent this picture of my baby enjoying some plant water.|
|Mother and me. We had a fun, outdoor table.|
|A biscuit and blueberry jam. The South certainly gave me my fill of biscuits!|
|And grits! These are fried green tomatoes on goat cheese grits. The grits were not as flavorful as I would have hoped.|
|For our entree, Mother and I shared the pecan-crusted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus.|