Sunday, July 19, 2009

Nashville and Asheville

On Father's Day we took off from Sacramento airport to lovely Nashville, Tn to visit darling daughter #1, her darling hubby and our super darling grandchildren. We spent 2 1/2 glorious weeks with them and also got a chance to go to Asheville, NC to the Biltmore House.

Biltmore House was built by George Vanderbilt and was opened to his family and friends on Christmas Day 1895. It is the biggest private residence in the U.S. The self-guided tour we took allowed us to visit 53 of the 250 rooms in the house. There are also beautiful gardens, a working farm and a winery, a hotel and stables. If I lived there I would be buying a yearly pass because you can then go every day of the year and there is plenty to do there.

By the way, our grandkids are the best. We dragged them around with us for 2 1/2 weeks and there was no whining or crying. That's great for a 5 and 7 year old. They are really well behaved children and their parents have done a great job with them.
Here's some pictures:

1 comment:

Karen said...

Wait! I thought you said there was no whining or crying! Oh wait, that was after he whacked his leg on that carraige. :) We had a great time with you guys and miss ya!