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The Biltmore Estate - stoking my Downton Abbey flame

The popularity of Downton Abbey has surely increased the number of wanna-be upstairs dwellers (or wanna be downstairs dwellers) who visit the aristocratic mansions of wealthy Americans who lived during the same time period.   404 more words


260,000 Miles?!

That’s right. Our 2000 Ford F 350 diesel has distinguished itself by towing our RV and carrying us safely for many miles.  It has been across the country numerous times and from Pennsylvania to Florida twice a year since 2000.  415 more words


Bacon, Done Even Better

Love Bacon? Hate to cook it? I’d put myself in the “like” category of bacon. I eat it somewhere around 4 times a year which apparently isn’t much compared to the… 260 more words

Americans Love Bacon

Fri, 4/4/2014 - Biltmore Estate

One sentence: The Biltmore Estate and the Vanderbuilt family remind me of the importance of maintaining a family legacy, regardless of its size.

- My parents and I spent the entire day at the Biltmore Estate. 241 more words

North Carolina 2014

Ragamuffins Visit Asheville

Once upon a time, there was an extra cold and long winter.   One Ragamuffin was away for over a month from Korea to South Africa.  The other Ragamuffin was up to her eyeballs in work, entertaining visitors, 2 wild puppies and one senior dog. 959 more words

Race Recap: Asheville Half Marathon at the Biltmore Estate

It was another Asheville Marathon morning – cue the wonderful early morning celebratory environment and the looming gray clouds of miserable weather. The weather was not cooperative for the second year in a row for this race, instead of being… 524 more words


Asheville, North Carolina

After a long week of anticipation and excitement, Kyle and I headed to Asheville on Saturday. We drove for six hours and squealed with joy as we neared the Blue Ridge Mountains (okay, maybe that was just me). 444 more words