Monday, December 1, 2008

Trip to the East Coast part 2

I was then off to South Carolina to meet up with my mom and do some family time. I was able to spend some time with my Aunt Vivian and my cousins who a few I hadn't seen in almost 20 years. Where does the time go??

We set out on Thursday for Ashville, NC to visit the Biltmore house. The Biltmore House is the largest privately owned mansion/castle in the country and is absolutely stunning!!!! The grounds were just amazing! We were not able to get pictures of the inside but i was able to get a lot of the outside. The architecture was unbelievable.

Not only was the architecture beautiful but the grounds were gorgeous. There were acres and acres of land that had the most vibrant fall colors. This was the whole reason my mom wanted to bring me back east. She wanted me to experience a real fall.

The house also had a garden with a floral conservatory on another part of the grounds just down a bit from the house.

Halloween night we spent some time over at my cousin Sandra's house with the rest of to the family and then took the little kids trick or treating around her neighborhood. We laughed as we listened to the matriarchs of the family complain about walking too much and how cold it was. Really it was all about the kids. It was fun to watch my cousin Bill's little girl Molly Reagan flap her arms and say "FLY FLY" as she went to each door. She was tinkerbell. I am kicking myself for not getting a picture of her! She was absolutely adorable.

On Saturday we headed for downtown greenville. It was a very very cute area. It had some great old architecture mixed with new and modern architecture, and of course more trees with fall colored leaves.

In all, I had a great time traveling back east. It was great to see friends and to see family that I hadn't seen in a very long time. It was so nice to head home though after two weeks. Traveling is fab but there is no place like home!!!


boxercab said...

Beautiful shots! Glad you had a great time!

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