April 20, 2008

And here they are....

There is no way to show everything we saw! We had a wonderful time, and it was such a nice trip. I HIGHLY recommend this as a trip to anyone. We made the drive in 8 hours, and it didn't cost that much, considering we were on vacation about 6 days. This is totally beside the point, but Charlotte is a great side-trip. We were there for the Billy Graham library, and afterwards wanted to kill some time. We ended up in an AWESOME mall that had a FOREVER 21!!! (My favorite store!) That is so irrelevant, but it was exciting. So, without further ado, here are the pictures!

These are of the Biltmore House and some random shopping/eating. We couldn't photograph inside the house---good thing, or there would be a MILLION pictures!

These are the amazing Gardens. They were so expansive! We walked probably 2 miles on the trails. And the weather was just perfect. We also had English afternoon tea, which is near and dear to my heart!

This is the awesome Billy Graham Library. We saw Billy's childhood home, which included a 1920's-decorated kitchen, and Ruth's grave. Billy will be buried next to her, so it was moving to see it. Also, inside there was a part of the exhibit that recreated the Communist section of the Berlin Wall (it's the dark picture, and it may not show up). This really moved me, because you felt like you were actually THERE, and Billy was actually asked to preach!! It was an amazing victory for Christ, and I could just imagined the hope it brought those desolate people. And that was just ONE exhibit in the whole library!

On our last evening, we had our anniversary dinner at the Grove Park Inn. It was WONDERFUL! We ate on the Sunset Terrace, which was a beautiful view. We had actually celebrated my grandparents' 50th anniversary there two years ago, so it was neat to recreate it for us :o) They brought us Godiva chocolate mousse...yum!


Tommy, Suzanne, and Mary Peyton said...

o.k. so i'm "content" with the fact that at least i've been up there, but I WANT TO GO BACK!! we love north carolina!

i think i told you this, but anyway......we stayed at the grove park in for our 2nd anniversary. the spa there is incredible.

now i can't wait to go back! thanks for sharing the pictures.

oh - and i understand what you mean about no cameras on the inside of the biltmore. i didn't have digital at that point and i would have gone through a million rolls on the inside of that house!

Andrea said...

Great pics. Glad you had a good time!

Carrie and David said...

Your pictures were great! I'm glad yall had such an amazing time!

Kearsmom said...

Beautiful pictures! Sounds like a wonderful trip! What sweet memories!

R Harmon said...

The Biltmore looks amazing! It reminds me of History of Architecture class. While I was looking at the pictures, I kept hearing Dr. Glaze's voice...LOL!

The Peacock Flock said...

I never got your e-mail. Rankin County has been cracking down on spam, so it may not have gone through. Send it to my personal account - aelisabeth2001@yahoo.com.
That should work!

Ro said...

Love...love...love these pics! My heart races admiring the Biltmore architectural detail. And Kurt drinking tea...heehee! Fabulous!

jeremy, adelle, & ella said...

wow!! i so want to go! those gardens are fabulous!! (o: thanks for sharing the trip with us!

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