Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Trip of the "Summer"!

You may remember that, because Brandon was here, we did school through the summer. Because of that, this is the first week of our break! It's so nice to be finished. Summer was wonderful, but now I'm ready to rest. This past weekend we went to Asheville to visit the Biltmore house! I had never been before. It was amazing! Because we went on a school day it wasn't crowded at all. The weather was perfect too! Here are some pictures.

Eating lunch on the lawn.
Me and my brothers. :)

It was incredible! It's hard to imagine someone actually living there.
The flower carpet was only there for two weeks, and we were there on the first day it was open!

I liked this flower a lot.

In the gardens.

Souvenirs. :)

The next day we went to Chimney Rock State Park. The actual chimney was a rock high on the edge of a mountain. You have to understand, I am VERY afraid of heights. From the second I saw where we were actually going, I was about as afraid as I had ever been. Once I finally got up there it was worth it, because the view was amazing!
The chimney.
See how high we are?
The view was spectacular.
Conquering my fear.
My brothers.

After the rock we walked on a long trail.


Joelle said...

That looks like soooo much fun! All the pictures are beautiful! I can't wait to see you!

The Gaines family said...

You're Welcome! Hey, Thanks For the comment!

Auntie Ann said...

Oooohhhh, I miss NC sooooo much! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. Brings back so many memories! Love you! Auntie Ann

hakucho said...

Glad you had some nice day trips :) Great photos!

The Biltmore reminds me a little of all the mansions in Newport, RI. I love going through the fancy homes, but can't even imagine ever living in one ;)

happy summer vacation :)