A busy and fun Friday

August 10, 2013

Yesterday was really busy, but in a good way. We started off checking out the gym where we live. I used my new tennis shoes for the first time, and I love them.


The gym is really good, I think. It has everything you need and the treadmills all have TV screens so you can watch TV shows while you’re power walking/running. You can also hook up your iPhone or iPod and play music. Entertaining while working out.

friday2After testing out the gym a bit, we headed to the swimming pool, and had our premiere dip there. Didn’t bring my phone then so I don’t have any pictures from it, but you’ve seen the pool area before, from other posts. Anyway, after some lunch, our friend Jessica came over and we all headed to a tattoo place. No, I have not gotten another tattoo, but Jessica has. An awesome one! Liz and I were hanging out in the waiting area while Jessica was getting hers, and afterwards, we celebrated by going by YoLo – a frozen yogurt place.


We went to downtown Asheville, to The Gourmet Chip Company. A great place for chips lovers (read: Liz), but I like it too. They make homemade, fresh chips, and you can choose between several combinations with flavors. We ordered BBQ and one with honey, lavender, and blue cheese. Yum.


It started to pour down rain, and I was happy to sit inside. friday5 friday6 friday7

In the evening, we met up with some friends and went to a baseball game (Greenville vs. Asheville’s Tourists). We lost, but had tons of fun anyway. It’s such a cool thing to be part of this ultra-American stuff, such as attending a game, listening to all the songs and cheers people sing at specific times, eating a crap load of junk food, talking with friends, and then ending the night with pretty fireworks while sitting on the baseball field. It was Bella’s, our extra-niece’s, first baseball game ever (and my second one – still trying to remember all the rules and terms)!


Everyone singing The Star Spangled Banner – USA’s national anthem.

friday9 friday10Such a good day and evening! Today, we’re just chilling at home now in the morning. We’re gonna do some grocery shopping, and later on eat dinner with Liz’s brother and his wife, downtown Asheville.

Hope you all have a good weekend!


  • Reply Barb August 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    It’s great to hear your ex-pat stories now!

  • Reply Malin August 11, 2013 at 2:18 AM


    Vad roligt att du hittade min blogg så att jag kunde hitta din 😉 Inte allt för många svenskar som bloggar från North Carolina vad jag hittat nämligen. Atlantic Beach ligger ju på andra sidan ön, så där kör jag igenom ibland på vägen till Morehead City – du måste höra av dig nästa gång ni åker ut så man får prata lite svenska 😉

    Ser att du ganska nyligen flyttat till USA? Trivs du bra? Jag är ju hemma i Sverige i tre dagar till men sen är det dags att åka tillbaka igen och jag kan säga att jag längtar. Trivs som fisken i vattnet med andra ord 🙂 Jag har aldrig varit i Asheville men har hört att bergen ska vara fantastiskt vackra. Är där någon skidort i närheten kanske? Jag vet att det ska finnas lite skidåkning “där borta” och en dag ska jag dra med sambon så han får prova på 😉

    Har lagt till din blogg bland favoriterna så jag kan följa vad du hittar på 🙂 Gissar att det blir ditt första år på University i USA? Lycka till hur som! Efter att ha gått i svenska skolan är det ganska lätt, bara man lägger ner lite tid och energi i sitt skolarbete 😛 Ha det så bra så hörs vi igen! Kram 🙂

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