Down By The River

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Floating or rafting the French Broad River is a big part of living in Asheville, and it’s a something I hope to take part in this summer, but there’s another really amazing thing to do at the French Broad… The Bywater, a private club that’s only $5 to join.

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Photo by Lina

This amazing little gathering place is a laid back bar where you can bring your own BBQ, have a fire, play games, or simply lounge around, like we did, and spend time with friends!  They have beer and a handful of delicious cocktails (my favorite so far is the Berry Picker).  They frequently have a food truck there as well, and last night I got to have a carrot dog… It. Was. Awesome.

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Liz, Lina and I met up with a couple of their friends and it was great getting to know a few more people in Asheville.  It was really great because everyone had their own story of their own personal version of Asheville and how this city fits their individual lives.

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Photo by Liz

 I did a lot of “domestic” things yesterday, so this was a great relaxation/internal celebration of completing my first full day in Asheville.  I feel so comfortable here, and I feel so confidant.

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I’m having fun all the time, genuinely having fun.  I have these pretty incredible people in my life here that I can’t get over our connection, and the way they instantly became just like family to me.  I have no words to adequately describe how much they mean to me, and how much they make my experience here better than I could have imagined.

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Photo by Lina

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2 thoughts on “Down By The River”

  1. we miss u already! great post makes me want to come to the river! looks like somuch fun!
    love ya
    a. melissa

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