Our guests who like authentic Thai food have started discovering one of the newest restaurants in Black Mountain, Thai Basil. It’s a locally owned restaurant, with a second location in Asheville. Thai Basil in Black Mountain is open for lunch (noon to 3pm) and dinner (5pm-9:30pm) seven days a week, which is great because many restaurants are closed on Sunday or Monday.
Whew! We’ve had quite a busy week. How about you? We had family over (Brigette’s brother and sister-in-law, plus the most well-behaved dog on the planet, Count Chocula), and we had a fabulous dinner and a great Christmas.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our friends and family and the approximately 1,000 guests we’ve been fortunate to host since we’ve been here in April. We wish everyone lots of happiness for 2008!
Being from Ohio, we’ve come to expect a little blustery, chilly, snowy weather in December. Well, here it is, December 10, and it’s 75 degrees and sunny here in western North Carolina. We saw snow on some of the Craggy Mountains above the town of Black Mountain over Thanksgiving and we were sure that more of the white stuff was on its way to us. But we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the pleasantly warm weather. We have the windows open today, which seems bizarre for us northerners.
The beginning of December has been more exciting than we had anticipated. At around 6am this morning, Brigette was fast asleep with a couple of innpugs keeping her warm. Dave was in the office on the internet, reading up on the soapstone wood stoves that we have in the house. [As an aside, Dave is a morning person… Brigette, ehh, not so much].
You may have noticed on the availability schedule that the Terrace room is blocked off for the next two weeks. That’s because we’ll be doing some painting. Serious painting.