Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mansions and mountains

When we left Tennessee on Friday, we headed over to North Carolina, where Bruce's parents had invited us to join them for a tour of the magnificent Biltmore Estate.  Wow!
We started with a delicious lunch in what was formerly the stables.  Notice that we are eating in what was one of the horse stalls!
There was a bitterly cold wind, so we didn't linger too long outside.  (Pictures are not allowed inside, so I don't have any to share from there.)
After we toured the house, we visited the farm area on the estate.  Abigail made friends with Bert the retired draft horse.
By the time we got home, after all of that walking, cold air, and good food and company, the kids were good and tired!  So tired, in fact, that David slept with his feet sprawled against Abigail's head and she slept right through it. :)  (Yes, I did rearrange them after I took the picture.)
The next morning we visited Jump Off Rock and enjoyed the gorgeous view.
From there we ate lunch at Hot Dog World (home of my favorite slaw dog) and then headed home.  We had a full but wonderful week!

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

wow, the setate is bigger than I imagined! Very neat trip!