Greening Up the Mountains is a nice little festival in downtown Sylva, NC. The festival is held the last weekend in April each year and has around 200 different vendors, including those at the farmers market. Various musical acts perform throughout the festival in different locations. If you are hungry there are food vendors as well. Hint: Don't try and park downtown, like we did, if you visit the festival. Instead park at the Justice Center and take the shuttle. You will be much happier.
If you ever have a chance to sail to Alaska, do it! If you can save up a little more to be able to stay in The Haven Courtyard on Norwegian Cruise Lines, do it! For our anniversary Peg and I decided we would take our first cruise to Alaska. NCL sales called us, last minute, and offered us a deal to upgrade to a penthouse in The Haven Courtyard aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We did and it was fantastic! The Bird of Paradise Courtyard Suite Room 14014 (an S5 level penthouse suite) would be our home for the seven day cruise which started in Seattle, Washington.