Wednesday, April 23, 2014

US Hwy 70: Biltmore Estate

The weather was perfect this morning -- clear, sunny and cool -- so Happy and I headed straight for the Biltmore Estate. The approach road is three miles long, a brilliant lead-in to the main attraction. The mansion is everything it is reported to be, and more.

We spent most of the day enjoying the Biltmore's spectacular outdoor offerings. At one point, I swear it looked like Happy was dreaming about living there!

I can't say we walked everywhere on the massive 8,000 acre estate, but Happy and I took what was by far the longest walk we've ever taken together.

The Hapster was in absolute heaven, stopping every few feet to smell something in earnest. If I didn't have her on a long retractable lead, walking with her could easily become an annoying stop-and-go process!

Although the mansion is the main feature and the fancy gardens are the close runner-up, we particularly enjoyed the large open fields, varied woodlands and exquisite mountain views. What's not to like about spending a beautiful day in a place like this?

We're going to check out the highly renowned town/city of Asheville tomorrow… Stay tuned!

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1 comment:

Joanne from upstate NY said...

Mac - thanks for all the pictures of Happy enjoying the trip! Have fun!