I’m sitting at Starbucks on the south side of Asheville across from the Biltmore Hotel. I’ve just consumed my second piece of “bad” food, a piece of pumpkin “bread,” and am working on my second cup of coffee as well. The first food intake of the day was a apple fitter purchased from QT on I-85 where I gassed up the Jackmobile for the journey. I’ll be killing time at Starbucks until noon, when my Neutral Milk Hotel ticket purchase fate has been determined and then it’s on to LEAF.
So far the trip has been uneventful with only two near-misses with state troopers, neither time was I exceeding the posted speed limit to such a degree that I would have been their primary target. The weather forecast for Black Mountain, NC for the weekend is sketchy, but we’ll go about make the best of the situation.
Today kicks off a vegetarian weekend, as I do any time I co-mingle with the Raleigh Royalty, and my consumption of non-meat related crap has kicked the long weekend off well.
Have a great weekend all!
Paulie [eatl/ga] — currently in Asheville, NC