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Asheville area ??

Discussion in 'Mu-43 Member Activities, Meetups, and Hangouts' started by londonfire, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. londonfire

    londonfire Mu-43 Regular

    74
    Mar 18, 2014
    Western NC
    Hi, all. Wondering if there's any mirrorless guys in the Asheville, NC area?
     
  2. tm3

    tm3 Mu-43 Regular

    134
    Apr 17, 2011
    Me, for one!
     
  3. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    I stayed there on our 'southern states' trip. My girlfriend and I loved the atmosphere. Most 'european' of all the towns we visited in the US. (Nikon Coolpix P50)

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  4. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm in Knoxville, TN. An hour and a half away from Asheville.
     
  5. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Veteran

    432
    Dec 6, 2011
    NC, USA
    Aaron
    I'm in the Greensboro, NC area.
     
  6. emorgan451

    emorgan451 Mu-43 Veteran

    I'm in asheville! I thought I might be the only one but apparently not!
     
  7. tm3

    tm3 Mu-43 Regular

    134
    Apr 17, 2011
    Are any of you active in AVL photo clubs or meetup groups?
     
  8. emorgan451

    emorgan451 Mu-43 Veteran

    No,I actually wasn't aware of any. But I honestly haven't looked very hard. Are you part of any?
     
  9. tm3

    tm3 Mu-43 Regular

    134
    Apr 17, 2011
    I attended a couple of meetings of one several years ago, and have forgotten the name. There is a meetup group called "hiking with cameras" that sounds interesting but I have yet to try it.
     
  10. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
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  11. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Hi All.

    We will be in the Smokies this week and we are thinking of taking a day trip to Asheville. Any recommendations on how we should explore Asheville? We have been to the Biltmore before and we will not be visiting there this trip.

    Thanks,
    David
     
  12. tm3

    tm3 Mu-43 Regular

    134
    Apr 17, 2011
    Do you like beer? The microbrewery scene is big. Lots of great places to eat. Downtown is eclectic and fun to stroll and people watch. Grove Park Inn is a popular tourist place. You just missed the annual topless women rally, which was today.
     
  13. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Thanks. My wife thinks that it was OK that we missed the topless rally. Post pics if you went. :)
     
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  14. tm3

    tm3 Mu-43 Regular

    134
    Apr 17, 2011
    I missed it also. Very small turnout this year. The shock factor seems to be over.

    Let me know if you want restaurant recommendations.
     
  15. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Yes, to all recommendations, we will be there Wednesday. Thank you. Please feel free to message me the recommendations.
     
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  16. emorgan451

    emorgan451 Mu-43 Veteran

    I would recommend Tupelo honey (new twist on southern food) , Mela (Indian food), doc chey's noodle house (Thai), Luella's bbq or 12 bones bbq. You should visit the Sierra Nevada brewery and wicked weed brewing and both have good food too.

    I also highly recommend the La Zoom tour
     
  17. jello212

    jello212 Mu-43 Regular

    79
    Jun 7, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    Ditto on the recommendation for Tupelo Honey and 12 Bones. Also, the Terrace at the Grove Park has good food and great views.
    Last recommendation - The Local Joint. Be forewarned, it's tucked in beside a gas station and isn't much to look at. But the food is excellent.


    Hickory Nut Falls
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    Asheville from the Grove Park
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    And last, Linville Falls (closer to Grandfather Mountain)
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    Last edited: Aug 25, 2015
  18. tm3

    tm3 Mu-43 Regular

    134
    Apr 17, 2011
    I forgot about Tupelo Honey in my PM. Good suggestion.

    I won't go back to Doc Chey after contracting food poisoning there.

    I concur on La Zoom but do the night tour not the day tour.
     
  19. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Thanks for all of the recommendations!
     
  20. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Veteran

    432
    Dec 6, 2011
    NC, USA
    Aaron
    If anyone wants recommendations for Boone area / northwestern NC, please let me know (I lived there for almost 20 years, and still visit a few times a year).