The Biltmore

We traveled to Asheville specifically to go to the Biltmore. It is the main attraction, although it is a lovely town. We bought our tickets online and had an entrance time for 3:45 on a Friday afternoon. We decided to head there early to check out the other parts of the estate. We got there around 10:30 after our monster breakfast (see my post about … Continue reading The Biltmore

The Reynolds Mansion, Asheville, NC

We traveled up to Asheville last weekend and stayed at this lovely bed and breakfast called The Reynolds Mansion. It was built back in 1847 by Colonel Daniel Reynolds on Reynolds Mountain. The 1500 acres of land was a wedding gift from the bride’s father. They had 10 children and had to build a third floor in order to accommodate their family. Senator Robert Rice … Continue reading The Reynolds Mansion, Asheville, NC

Miami

This is our third trip in our new Winnebago Minnie. We also went to St. Augustine and the panhandle. I didn’t write about either of these trips due to laziness. I was also very put out when we travelled to the panhandle because people were so lax in following CDC guidelines. However, it is now time to write again. We are staying at the Miami … Continue reading Miami

Super Bowl LV

I was fortunate enough to go to the Super Bowl last week. It was an amazing experience. If you are looking to go to the Super Bowl in the future, I have some advice. First, wait a few days after the two teams are decided to purchase tickets. You will figure out in those few days whether the prices will rise or fall and if … Continue reading Super Bowl LV

Road Trip Out West: Colorado

Driving across the country I am constantly amazed by the changing landscape and the beauty in all we see. Idaho surprised me with its rolling fields, volcanic rock, and distant mountains. Colorado is all about mountains, plateaus, mesas, and the valleys between them. When we arrived near Grand Junction, Jef found a park that we could explore: Colorado National Monument. It was at the end … Continue reading Road Trip Out West: Colorado

Road Trip Out West: Craters of the Moon, Preston, and Bonneville Salt Flats

The drive to Craters of the Moon is definitely like being on the moon. It is difficult to take a picture of the landscape because it is so vast. The lava rocks are piled up against rolling fields and mountains. They are black either growing bushes and grass or still stark piles. When you arrive at the visitors’ center, that is the true entrance to … Continue reading Road Trip Out West: Craters of the Moon, Preston, and Bonneville Salt Flats

Road Trip Out West: Idaho Waterfalls and Ice Cave

We arrived in Idaho Falls, had some diner food, a trip to Reed’s Dairy (homemade Huckleberry ice cream-yum!), and to the hotel, which had the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in (it was a Sleep Inn). The next morning we stopped at two gardens, one in the heart of the city and another in the middle of campus at BYU Idaho. I would … Continue reading Road Trip Out West: Idaho Waterfalls and Ice Cave