Thursday to Sunday Gary was in New York for two Baseball games with his dad and his granddad. Gary’s mom and I left for the mountains on Saturday and Gary and his dad met us in the mountains on Sunday evening. Here is a shot Gary sent me from his camera phone from yankee stadium.


Saturday we drove around and found an art festival to walk around, and we went to a Mast General Store. We pulled over to look at our directions and there were some abandoned buildings that I liked. 30.jpg

and then we went to dinner but had a 30 minute wait

Sunday we went to the Biltmore Estate which was fun, followed by the winery which wasn’t that impressive, and then we saw a little petting zoo which was near the winery.

Shots at the Biltmore:




I love the details in everything




these were cool trees

the greenhouse was behind the Biltmore house and had a large variety of plants

The gardens were lovely and very well kept. The flowers were gorgeous and all in bloom.

Evidently you aren’t allowed to take photos inside the house, but I didn’t see a sign and until someone said something I got a few shots of the inside 🙂
the dining hall

the library





Monday we all went to Linville Caverns which was interesting and there was a 30 minute tour




afterwards we went to lunch and sat outside. It started raining and then hailing! Pea sized hail and a lot of rain which lasted about 20 to 30 minutes. Then the sun came out and it was fine the rest of the day.

Sunday we went window shopping, had dinner and Gary and I headed home. A fun trip and very relaxing. Back to work for both of us tomorrow!

8 thoughts on “Vacation!

  1. Donald Michalski says:

    WOW, I just returned from a visit at the Biltmore, we were not allowed to take pictures from inside. but you have captured some of the magnificant views , now I can see them again and again.
    Thanks so very much..
    Donald M
    Monroe, Michigan

  2. Beth says:

    What a nice trip! I’ve never been to Biltmore. Good job sneaking the photos inside! I really want that library…with a sliding ladder!

  3. Johnson Cameraface says:

    The black and white interior shots are great, I really like the one of the staircase and the library. You have captured a wonderful quality to the light that really gives the pictures a lot of atmosphere.

  4. Kerri says:

    Your photography is so beautiful……great pictures!

    However, Gary’s Yetti beard has not helped the Sox at all! (Sorry……us kids have no choice but to be die hard Red Sox fans!)

    Go Sox!!!!!!!!

    P.S. Pepere had some rough language for the Sox tonight!

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