amy and her dog lex trekked (well, drove) over from franklin to visit for the weekend. the dogs were so excited to have a furry visitor and we tried really hard to convince amy to just move on over here, too. (and she would if the ash. police dept. would not make her redo everything she has already done to earn her cop status. but anyway...) we spent some time on the blue ridge parkway and took her to dinner at the pisgah inn and on sunday we had brunch (and mimosas!) at mayfel's and spent a bit of time at the mast general store. the dogs enjoyed chewing on some new rawhide bones and playing with lex, who is just a sweetheart. unfortunately, i don't have any pictures of us with amy (amy has all of those), but hopefully i can post some after she shares them with us. we had a great weekend and enjoyed hosting our first official (overnight new) house guests.