Stormy Summer – Weekend Photo Dump

///Stormy Summer – Weekend Photo Dump

Stormy Summer – Weekend Photo Dump

Hello! Hello!

Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend?

Mine went pretty well!  It was hot and stormy and Asheville, but the Hubs and I some fun regardless.

Friday night rolled around and we were pretty excited.  Both us had had long weeks so Friday felt pretty good.  Don’t ya just love that Friday at 6 PM feeling?  Much better than the Sunday night feeling- haha!

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We went out to our favorite sushi place and got the usual.  It was as tasty as it always is.  We are such creatures of habit.


We came home from sushi and sat under our covered deck watching the rain and storms.  It’s actually one of my favorite things to do.

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Saturday we had grand plans to test out a few cars and then go check out some of the cideries in town, as part of our quest to try NEW stuff.

One of our cars is on it’s last leg and we’re thinking about updating it.  Sadly, it took forever to car shop, it stormed on and off again and we didn’t find anything we LOVED… so we left more confused than ever on what to do!  By the time we were done we were exhausted, hungry and a little cranky!

Car shopping

We were near one of my favorite Mexican food places, Papas and Beer so we stopped for some tacos, which makes everything better.

Papas and Beer Tacos

In the evening, I wasn’t feeling so awesome so we went home and hung out with the Rhett-ster on the couch!  We finally found a new Netflix show we both like– House of Cards!  I’m totally disgusted and intrigued at the same time.  Good stuff!

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Sunday started off good.  The hubs makes the best eggs! He used herbs and tomatoes out of our garden.


Later in the day we went back out to actually have some fun!  We tried to go to the new New Belgium brewery near the river.

New Belguim Brewing

It was closed though!  What a bummer because it just opened a few months ago.  A sign on the door said they’d be back in early August.

New Belgium Brewing 2

Since that didn’t work out we decided to try the nearby Urban Orchard Cider, since we didn’t make it there on Saturday.  It was really tasty!

Urban Orchard cidar

We also tried a new restaurant that just opened on our side of town, Farm Burger!

Farm Burger South Asheville

I got a really yummy vegan burger!  I added cheese (I know… therefore making it not vegan but what-eva I like cheese!), mushrooms, jalapenos, pickles and arugula.  It was delicious.  I loved that they also had really yummy salad and soup on the menu.  The burger ended up feeling like a LOT of food, so it was good to know they have lighter options.

Farm Burger South Asheville (2)

We ended the day back under our covered porch watching MORE storms and breaking into some wine from our trip to Argentina last year.

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What a fun weekend! It didn’t go exactly as planned, but sometimes that’s ok!

I hope yours was just as fun.


Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for a really yummy recipe using fun patty pan squash.


I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday and Weekend Snapshots!

Your turn!

How was your weekend?


By | 2017-08-15T14:03:57-04:00 August 1st, 2016|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun|30 Comments


  1. Mary Beth Jackson August 2, 2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Unplanned weekends make for the best ones! We love to sit on the back patio and watch storms roll across the lake- good stuff! I need to do some car shopping myself and you are making me dread it even more! LOL! Have a great week!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Storms over water can be so pretty. I miss FL thunderstorms too– crazy huh? 🙂

  2. Andrea on Vacation August 2, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I’m avoiding car shopping like the plague. It is confusing. Your food looks awesome- I’d love that burger!!! (and wine and cider and sushi)

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Oh I know! I don’t blame you– In my opinion it’s a royal pain!

  3. Farrah August 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    It’s been super hot and stormy over here too! (Ruined our resident retreat plans to go to the beach. :'( So sad!)

    Your weekend eats look delicious! <3 I want that burger in my life–I'll have to add Farm Burger to my list of things to do in Asheville (for the record, I feel like the list is never-ending)! 😛

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

      Awww! What a bummer. Yes- I live here and have a never ending list of places I still haven’t tried too.

  4. Jeff SWANN August 1, 2016 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Have eaten at Farm Burger downtown and just love and their homemade fries .. glad to know the new one in South Asheville good .. living in Mars Hill we have the Stackhouse and it has great burgers as well and njce not ton have to venture to Asheville lol.. we also have one of the best Italian restaurants in WNC Papa Nick’s.. also on weekends does specials like salmon and prime rib. The salmon to me the best in WNC… also we have a new Mexican restaurants .. the steak tacos aweome and the chicken was good. Unneeded to try the burger place and Italian restaurant some weekend.. thanks for your restaurants post .

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      Yum! I love Italian food. Thanks for the suggestion. So much good food around here.

  5. [email protected] August 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Sounds like you had a pretty great weekend! We missed a lot of the storms with our travels, but we sure got the one Sunday night after our arrival home. We were so tired, it was relaxing to just lay in bed and listen to the storm!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      It is so relaxing, isn’t it! So glad you had a good one.

  6. heather @Lunging Through Life August 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I love me some summer storms- but at night and not during the day taking up my weekend time! lol So weird that brewery was closed! Bummer but I’m sure you’ll be back and enjoy it then!And cheese.. umm what’s life without cheese?!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      Haha! I feel ya! Wasn’t it strange it was closed! Jeesh! Guess they didn’t want the business!

  7. Your food pictures make me so hungry! And that little black dress? Details please! I wanted to tell you that I checked out Ross after your post and got a really cute dress for $12.99! Maybe I’ll do a post, altho I don’t model as well as you!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you! It’s an old LOFT dress. I think they are having a huge sale right now– 40% off everything! Yay for Ross!!! I’m glad my suggestion worked out for you.

  8. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood August 1, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Ugh, car shopping. My husband is a mechanic, and he is literally showing me 2-3 cars a DAY and gets annoyed when I don’t like them. I am just so not a car person which makes it really difficult.
    But a cidery sounds like so much fun!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      I am so not a car person either! Can you send him down here to pick one out for us! haha!

  9. Sarah @ Sweet Miles August 1, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Love that black dress you’re rocking! Perfect date dress!

  10. Annmarie August 1, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Love me some House of Cards too! Oh and I love your black dress you have on- so cute!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks Annmarie! Hope you are having a good weekend.

  11. Yes Friday night is much better than Sunday night for sure! I just had some great patty pan squash last night on the grill. Look forward to seeing your recipe

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Yum! I grilled some the other day too and it was really good!

  12. Blane Sherer August 1, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Glad you enjoyed your local weekend.
    It helps to be flexible.

  13. Dan Steadman August 1, 2016 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Not really a fan of New Belgium, I am wanting to visit Sierra Nevada, hear that place is like a palace….weekend was resting, did 10 miles and a zumba class Saturday morning, chilled, then cut the grass after church Sunday and took a benedryl, then it was lights out

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Oh yes, Sierra Nevada is really, really cool. Totally worth the trip. Glad you got in a good run!

  14. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 1, 2016 at 6:57 am - Reply

    If the restaurant puts that much care into their vegetarian menu items, I have to take my hat off to them. Bizarre the New Belgium was taking a “break.” That can’t be good. But yay for cider! In my opinion, it is either awesome or terrible. I love Vandermill, which is from Michigan.

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      If you see Bold Rock… they just opened up around here too… its tasty! And I agree– so many places around here really make sure the veg heads have good food.

  15. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 1, 2016 at 5:38 am - Reply

    I do love a good photo dump!
    Oh my, I want to throw my face in to that sushi and that Mexican. They both look amazing.

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