Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ashville getaway

Near the end of September, Patrick and I took the opportunity to sneak away for a few days ALONE, while M&M stayed with the 4 boys (Thank you:)
I was so excited that we were finally able to visit Ashville, NC. We stayed in a beautiful condo, slept in and then went out for coffee, took our time eating dinner and dessert at 2 unique local restaurants, and toured Biltmore Estates.Biltmore houseIf you ever have a chance to visit Biltmore, be sure to book the Rooftop tour. It was well-worth the few extra dollars.Looking down on the roof to the winter gardens.Look closely at the detail, and you will still be able to see the gold etching.
This cheeky gargoyle really cracked us up:)
Waiting for the Somelier seminar followed by the wine and chocolate seminar! The vineyard is on our to-do list for next time ; so the closest we got to vines and grapes was on the way to tour the winery. (they are fake)

One handsome cowboy!!!Patrick on Rusty and Rachel on Dusty
We love to ride horses, and the last time we had a chance to do this together was on our honeymoon 12 years ago.


Kelley said...

Looks like a wonderful time. I've always wanted to do some of the additional tours at Biltmore. How was the wine & chocolate tour? We aren't much for wine but the mention of chocolate...yumm!

Who are M&M?

j.j. said...

Sounds FUN!! We went to Asheville last month and thoroughly enjoyed our little getaway.
We almost went to the Biltmore (for the second time) b/c we enjoyed it so much previously. How were your tours?
(That gargoyle pic is crazy!)

Kevin, Sonya, Claire & Max said...

Looks like so much fun! Love the matching outfits of your and patrick!

Rachel said...

LOL, matching outfits - just kind of ended up that way (not planned).
M&M are Maria and Michael - Patrick's parents. The 3rd comment on this page is written by the very one who came up with it - short and sweet!

Kelly said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great time!! The Biltmore looks amazing...and a wine and chocolate tour sounds fantastic to me!! :) Glad you enjoyed yourselves and got some time away!

Kevin, Sonya, Claire & Max said...

your right 10 hours isnt terrible. Claire would LOVE to see the boys. I so wish you could come. Why cant you come - or just send the boys....