Despite a dreary week of rain and cold temperatures (or maybe because of) we spent Saturday morning at the Fall Festival at the snazzy, new Long Shoals development outside of Asheville. Condos atop and glitzy, yuppy stores below the entire neighborhood is nary a year old and trying to establish a tradition or two. Hence, a fall festival, full of free stuff (we love that). Gus and his friend Annaly (and her mother, incidentially, my friend, Joy) enjoyed face painting, inflatables, George story hour etc. all while trying to stay warm... can't say we were melt-down free, but for the most part everyone had fun.