This year for the July 4th weekend, we decided to go to Asheville NC since we've never been but heard it's a fun place. It's only about a 2 hour drive from our house up to the mountains. We left on Saturday the 2nd and spent that day walking around Asheville. It was a great place for people-watching and outdoor music. We stopped for a while at a few different parks that had free concerts going on.
The next day we went to the Biltmore Estate. It's the largest home in America and is open for tours of the house, gardens, winery, and farm. It was built in the late 1800's. It was very hot on the day we were there, but surprisingly fairly cool in the house, considering there was no air-conditioning.
We took several pictures inside the house until we noticed that no one else seemed to be using their cameras. Whoops!
|Ceiling in the atrium|
|Organ above the dining table|
Matt outside on one of the many balconies. There was a great view of the mountains behind him. We also saw a "swimming pool" room, a bowling alley, and a huge library in the house, but by that point, I was a little nervous taking pictures so we didn't get any of those! But they were very impressive.
At the farm, they had lots of the original equipment on display. Reminded Matt of life on the farm!