Today we drove into Asheville, to see ole Colorado friends, Priscilla and Mike Herzoff, who now live here. They have a lovely home in a beautiful area just south of Asheville. We embarked on a tour of Asheville. A river walk area is full of artisans shops. Lois purchased a kilim purse and two pillow covers, Peter a souvenir coffee mug. We strolled around downtown and had lunch at the Tupelo Honey restaurant. Shades of Elvis! Lois had their grits and shrimp, Peter the fresh trout and grits. Terrific authentic tastes of southern cooking. Asheville is a small (80,000+), old city which has 5 colleges, and a flourishing downtown area.