Happy Forty Twos-Day!

Biltmore House from The Lagoon. Biltmore House and Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina

Kathy & I are at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC celebrating our 42nd anniversary. I’ve been joking that this is quite an upgrade from our honeymoon in Gatlinburg, TN. 😉

We did an early morning guided house tour on Monday and have a few days of exploring planned, including taking in their Leonardo Davinci exhibit on Wednesday. I’ve taken a few photos so far, including this one of the Biltmore House from The Lagoon, a spot along the French Broad River.

Patchwork. The Gardens at Biltmore House and Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina
Stonework on the exterior of Biltmore House

8 thoughts on “Happy Forty Twos-Day!”

  1. Congratulations you two! Enjoy your time there as well as the next 42 years. I have never heard of this place so I looked it up and found it very interesting. Looks like a beautiful place.

    1. There is a lot of history here. It would be easy to mis-characterize this place as a tribute to the excess of the wealthy, but George & Edith Vanderbilt veered from the typical path of the elites of the time, building strong ties with the community, respecting and supporting their workers and generally creating an environment I wish we would see more of today. George was a supporter of making life better, both for himself and for his workers. He would not be sending rockets to Mars. 😉

    1. Kathy is a very tolerant partner to have stuck with me all these years. It ain’t the good looks or the money, so it must be the charming personality. 🙂

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