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    My trip to Asheville, NC

    This weekend I went up to Weaverville and Asheville, NC to help my Dad and some of his friends work on restoring part of a camp that he and his friends went to as kids. The camp has been closed for years and many of the old cabins are in disrepair but the most recent owner has put a ton of money into properly restoring much of the property. We worked on restoring the Chapel, I actually forgot to take photos of it :P but I got pics of almost everything else.
    The camp is named for the Sequoia trees that are planted at the center of the camp. So I guess I'll start with a pic of the tree

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    The old bathroom was pretty neat for photography, unfortunately I only had my iphone...

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    Cool little purple flower, considering it snowed less than a week ago there I'd say this is a pretty cold hardy plant

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    The old arts cabin

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    Some really cool mosses that were growing on the tennis courts

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    I'd never seen a lichen's reproductive structures before this

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    My dog, Radar, looking very sad despite being able to run free for multiple hours

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    old retaining wall

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    This cabin had trees growing on the roof, it might collapse this winter if it snows too much

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    The old office that the new owner has converted into his home. He only lives there from spring-fall

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    The only fully restored camper cabin on the property

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    The dining hall

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    Another old bathroom

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    My dad looking at the remains of one of the first cabins he ever stayed in, he was sad to see that it had fallen

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    The old log steps leading up to the cabins, these were put in around 1940, it is amazing you can still see them

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    After finishing up at Camp Sequoyah my girlfriend and I headed to Asheville where we toured Biltmore (I did a summer internship there) and then we went for coffee at a place called The French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

    Biltmore Conservatory

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    More pics to come in the next post!
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    Now to finish up the trip!

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    The Parrotia persica just outside the walled garden @Biltmore

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    Cool slug on the Parrotia

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    In the walled garden

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    They had some N. 'Mirandas' for sale I think they were asking $25 for one

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    And to wrap it up coffee and dessert at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge

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    Hope you enjoyed!
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    I love the moss on the roofs. Also I imagine your dog got his name from his bat like ears haha!

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    yup he hears everything!
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    Mason great pics and sounds like it was a fun experience!

    Radar doesn't look happy though. lol.

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    I would have had a field day with those decaying buildings! Radar looks like he's asking for permission to chase something. Nice Paph flower!

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    coffee.....and hot chocolate with chocolate shavings?

    looked like a productive trip. no jason voorhees? i is dissappoint.
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    thats no hot chocolate with chocolate shavings! thats Tiramisu topped with chocolate shavings! and Homemade Chocolate Shavings at that! and no jason voorhees, the damn broke on the lake years ago and it dried up but i guess now that the damn is rebuilt he might return
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