You can imagine what a relief it was to find ourselves a suitable home in Asheville, once we finally did. I am fairly sure that the situation we found was about the most house at the lowest rate that we could have possibly hoped for. Fortuitous indeed. The story of where we now live, a community called Fortunity, is something all unto itself, which I will certainly tell eventually. But it's too big of a story for me to start off with. Suffice it to say, that we love Asheville, and we're very lucky to have found the situation we did.
When we moved in, we had with us only that which we had been lugging around on our road trip, so it was a blessing that the house was partially furnished. Best of all, it was in a great location in West Asheville, only minutes from downtown, yet still in a rural area. Getting the house cleaned up and organized took a fair bit of effort, but we soon found ourselves with ample opportunity to explore Asheville and the surrounding area. To our delight, a great many things were going on, all the time it seemed. Laura went online and found musical events, performances, home school coop meetups, festivals and fairs. Farmer’s markets take place every day of the week, in various places around the city. And of course, Asheville is surrounded by parks and national forests, with hiking, swimming spots, and waterfalls.
Thus began our Asheville adventures, which I will begin to recount here. Many of these day trips do not merit a full article unto themselves, so I have compiled a list with links to brief write ups and photos.