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BRM Sunset


This is the view we saw tonight on our way home from a motorcycle ride to get ice cream.

It must be love…

Why else would Jan drive us 2.5 hours (one way) just so I can eat at Taco Johns.
We had to drive through a part of North Carolina and on into TN to Elizabethton.
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The food was good, but the scenery was even better!

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The Biltmore Estate…

The Biltmore Estate...

05102009 065To get some idea of just how large the Biltmore Estate is… I wanted to show you a full frame photo so you could get a little bit of scale. From this vantage point, I estimate we are approximately 4 miles, as the crow flies from the estate. As I said in yesterdays post- the Biltmore is America’s largest home and sits on 8,000 acres of land (it was originally an estate of 125,000 acres) . The home was completed in 1895 after 6 years of construction. It consists of 250 rooms, 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces. There are 4 acres of floor space! Now the part that blows my mind- this home was built as a country retreat for George Vanderbilt… a retreat mind you… Vanderbilt married 3 years after the completion of the home where he and his wife raised their one child! Can you imagine how awesome the games of Hide and Seek could be in a house that size.

Mothers Day Ride…

I want to start by saying Happy Mothers Day…

Mothers Day Ride...

Mothers Day Ride... This morning our buddy Milt called us to see if we would like to go for a ride with him and Saundra. Destination- Lunch at the Pisgah Inn, on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

Below: The view from Pisgah Inn was breathtaking. At an elevation of 5000 ft, the Inn is known as the “Peak of the Parkway”.

Mothers Day Ride...

Jan and I hadn’t noticed before, but there is very small portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway that you can see the Biltmore looming out of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. The Biltmore is the largest home in America and the grounds consist of 8,000 acres.
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