This year, we added a stop in Asheville on the way down. I wanted to see the Biltmore - America's Castle. It was beautiful. It was hot. I couldn't take pictures inside and all in all, I think I like Monticello better. But here are a few pictures from out and about.
Pretty impressive first view, right?
Look at the detail. It all got even more impressive
when we got to see some of the construction photos...amazing.
My little husband told me that Mr. Vanderbilt could stand at the top of his house and all that he could see was his. My little husband knows lots of useful stuff like that.
Regardless, the views were spectacular.
OLD wisteria vines that formed a shady arbor to walk under on the way to the gardens and it was HOT, so the shade was welcome.
That fishy fountain above was on the wall side of this arbor.
This hibiscus bloom was the size of a dinner plate!
Another vista...can you see the rain off in the distance?
It never got to us.
Toddy, on the left, joined us for this part of our trip and
she added the 70s decade. Stevie is the 60s. Not bad for a
couple of old farts, huh?
From here we drove to Raleigh to stay with Toddy for a couple of days. Vacation Part 2.