Our day in Asheville was great fun and the final day of our vacationing. After this we will just be in a flurry to get home, even though it will take a couple of days.
To stick with our music theme, we took a tour of the Moog Synthesizer plant where everything is made by hand. We had the opportunity to play around on the instruments in the showroom. The tour was extremely informative. I had not realized that some of the songs we know so well are heavily synthesized–“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson. The former was done on a synthesizer that filled a room. The latter was done on a Moog Mini. The vision of the owner Bob Moog is carried on daily by a very committed group of people who take their mission seriously.
After playing around with the instruments, we enjoyed a beer tasting at Burial Brewery, one of the couple dozen craft breweries in Asheville. This was a wonderfully relaxing day with family, music, and inspiration. What a great ending to a fabulous vacation.