Hendo is for Hitching

Confession time. We don’t live in Hendo. But we love Hendo. From the first time we set foot on Main Street during the 2019 North Carolina Apple Festival, we just looked at each other and knew Hendo was the place to be.Winter View at Jump Off RockOur love of Hendo has only gotten stronger over time. We’ve explored just about every area of the city we know to explore. We’ve spent time in the local parks and spent our discretionary funds at many of the local shops and restaurants in Hendo, visited many of the apple farms and have met the nicest people you’d ever want to meet.

When I say Hendersonville is an authentic city, I mean it. Main Street is the cutest mile of shops and restaurants around, but it would be nothing without its people.

Hendo is so special to us, in fact, that we had been planning over the last few months to have our wedding there. And we did. The formerly Future-Mrs. is now simply, and beautifully, the Mrs.

We spent our weekend in one gorgeous cabin with fantastic views. And since calories don’t count on a honeymoon, we were able to enjoy some extra-tasty treats at HenDough Chicken & Donuts and McFarlan Bake Shop and, of course, we may have dropped by Mike’s on Main once or twice for some yummy lunch while we walked and walked and walked through Downtown Hendersonville.

We spent some time looking at amazing local artwork at the Art Mob. We discovered a new-to-us cafe called The 2nd Act and it was amazing. We dropped in at Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique, bought an extra decorated sugar cookie at McFarlan Bakery that we later shared and dunked in coffee and perused the Jane Asher store. Jump Off Rock is almost always on the itinerary. And can you believe it? We saw some light snowfall on Saturday!

Kermit Edney Plaque in HendoDid I mention we walked? And walked and walked and walked? Much like an odometer rolling over in an automobile, I’m pretty sure the same happened to my health wearable.

I’ve been enjoying “The Old, Old Good Morning Man” Kermit Edney’s history of Henderson County on the local radio station most mornings and while we were out walking one late afternoon in downtown Hendo, the Mrs. discovered a plaque dedicated to him. Isn’t she great?

More to come!

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