Last weekend I took a quick fall getaway to Asheville, NC, and lucked out with gorgeous weather. This first post includes photos from the North Carolina Arboretum and Catawba Falls, about 40 minutes east of downtown. The arboretum offered some great paths, vistas, and a one-of-a-kind bonsai exhibit. Catawba Falls was a nice hike - 1.5 miles up and 1.5 miles down the mountain on a muddy and slick trail. My next post will include photos from the Biltmore Estate.