Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunday Drive

I am feeling much better although I still have some residual stuffiness and cough from the nasty cold I caught while at Disney. Since I haven't been out for a while, we decided to take a Sunday drive.

Tom found a Cajun restaurant in Franklin. Franklin is a town about 20 minutes from where we live. It's not as big as Asheville but it does have a Kmart and strip malls. It also has more restaurants than Sylva. It also has a kick-ass spice shop. We went once and I bought a lot of goodies. I need to go back soon. But Sunday we wanted something to eat.

The Cajun Connection was pretty good. I am not a huge fan of Cajun food but Tom loves his gumbo, jambalaya, etouffe and all that jazz. Over all, it was pretty good. It is a new place we will go back to when we need our fix. Next door was a little Mexican store where I got some natilla (sour cream) from El Salvador. Yummo! I also bought tortillas, chorizo and flax seed for tea. I also found out they have Menudo on Sundays. So if I ever need a fix, I know where to go now.

After Franklin we decided to take the long way home through Highlands and Cashiers, two little towns in the surrounding area. The drive was nice although it is much prettier in summer. Highlands is the expensive town where rich people have their second homes. I have driven through a couple of time but never stopped. It is a good place to take visitors. The have a nice little downtown area with shops and restaurants.

On the way there, we saw an outlook to something called the Dry Falls. Well these Falls weren't dry but very cool. The picture from Tom's phone does just not do it justice. The Falls were closed although you can see them from the overlook. Some of the Falls were frozen. Yes, it's that cold here. In the summertime, you can actually walk down behind the Falls. I know this is a place we will go back too.

It was a nice day. It is still pretty chilly around here so we didn't do outside but it is always a treat to drive around the area because there is so much to see. And it was a treat to eat out.

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