On Monday, August 1, we spent most of the day at home just relaxing, and enjoying the mountainous area of Asheville. During the day, the children played with the dogs, ‘Kera’ and ‘Lila,’ and games with their Mom and Auntie Elisabeth while the men engaged in conversation on various topics. Later in the evening, Judith and I went for a walk with our children to admire the natural beauty of the area. Asheville is definitely a gorgeous area and one of the best places to visit in the summer. In the evening, Father John, Elisabeth and our family went to dinner at an Indian restaurant – “India Garden” – which specializes in genuine Indian cuisine. The food was absolutely delicious. There was even roti (for all those roti lovers like me).

On Tuesday (August 2), Judith and I and our kids went to a garage to double-check that all was in order for the long drive to Toronto, Canada. Afterwards, we went to downtown Asheville, particularly Biltmore Village. This is another beautiful town established in the late 19th century. With its brick sidewalks and several trees which give shade, Biltmore Village is an incredible shopping area with fine restaurants. It is also located near the Biltmore Estate, built by George Vanderbilt. Downtown Asheville is a city of museums, art and beautiful attractions. The weather was wonderful and just the perfect temperature.

We returned home to spend a relaxing evening and then went out to dinner with Father Tony and Elisabeth.