Monday, July 20, 2009

What did you do this weekend?

I went on a road trip! No my hair isn't that blonde and my DH's isn't that dark. Oh and we don't have a convertible either, but you get the picture. Besides how can she read that map when it is stuck up in the air? And obviously this photo is fake because her hair isn't blowing, the map isn't flapping and her husband isn't hollering about her inability to read the map.....oh but I digress.

I went here. And saw all 255 rooms I am sure of it. Thank goodness the weather was story book magnificent. That 100+ year old monument to wealth and ingenuity covers a LOT of real estate and has no air-conditioning.

Went to this part of the estate and saw

HUNDREDS of these. They have over 250 varieties of roses.

Went here and had one of these delightful concoctions to start afternoon

refreshment that also included

these as well.

We toured this and sampled some of these. We then crawled back to the hotel after dinner.

The next morning we traveled to here, listened to some Blue Grass

and rode this.

During our trip we watched people do this. Brave folk if you ask me. After our train ride we drove through the mountains some more

and we passed this. It is actually a covered DRIVEWAY! This leads to a private home. How cool is that? We couldn't boldly and tackily drop in for coffee, the driveway was gated as well.

We drove some more, and decided to trek UP a half mile trail so that we could go DOWN these, to

get to here. It was beautiful. It had a down side though, you know that lonnnnnnng staircase we went down?

Well we had to go back UP, this is just about one fourth of the stairs to the observation deck. See how tiny my DH looks? That is a long way to climb. No respite for the weary either, the resting bench that was half way up? Other people were resting on it when we reached it. DANG!

Drove through Highlands NC on the way back. CUTE! I am making plans to go back there and HERE is where I will be staying. I was too enthralled to take any pics while we there. Lucky for my husband that we got there late on a Saturday evening so the SUPERB shopping had already closed.

The next morning, I woke up and drove back home though here. I stopped here to see the last site of magnificence on my trip. You don't have to wonder if there is a God when you stop in places like this.

I wonder if these people are going

walk to Maine? I don't think so.

If you are tired just think, I did all this in less than 72 hours. I was TIRED! But it was worth it. And for the first time in forever, I did not pick up a needle all weekend. What did you do over the weekend?

note: If you click on each of the highlighted links you will find out more about my road trip and the places I went.


  1. What a fabulous weekend you had! I loved the pics. Can I come next time??

  2. I have always wanted to see those gardens. Lucky you!

  3. Now you know why I want to move to NC! I did not realize you were going to Biltmore. I love the gardens (and winery!) almost more than the house. Glad you had such a wonderful weekend!

  4. Just had to brag here: my wonderful SIL hiked the entire Appalachian trail with his loving dog, Dukie. This was his hiatus between the Navy and dental school. Now he does marathons.

  5. You were near my neck of the woods! Was that the Ocoee River with the white water kayaking? What water falls is that? I first thought it was Bald River Falls but realized it wasn't.

  6. Mom I about had a heart attack.
    I saw the white water rafting and thought- oh my god she has lost her mind.
    Glad you had fun though. I'm working on my road trip recap as well.

  7. I LOVE Biltmore. Actually the best meal is at the vineyard at night. Glad you had a good time.


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