We had a whirlwind of an anniversary weekend! It began on Friday when we decided to take a look at a VW Golf TDI (diesel) in person after a lot of research online. After what seemed like forever, Bradley drove his new car off the lot, replacing his 20 mpg truck with a shiny 40 mpg hatchback! On Saturday, we cheered on the Dawgs as they pulled out a victory over Florida, unlike on our wedding day 7 years ago.
Our anniversary was Monday and we spent it at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC. We traveled north on Sunday, stopping at The Dillard House in Dillard, GA for breakfast. Food is served family style, even if it is just two of you.
Later on Sunday, we took some time to roam around the North Carolina Arboretum. Because of Hurricane Sandy, the weather turned cold very quickly and the wind was awful, so we only toured the inside of the Biltmore and did not spend any time on the grounds. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the Biltmore, so we actually have no photos of our visit. We took the audio tour and a smaller ‘Butler’s Tour.’ If you only wanted to spring for one extra thing on top of the general admission fee, I would recommend the audio tour. It made everything much more interesting as you wind your way through the home.
Our trip was supposed to last through Tuesday, but the threat of snow made us decide to leave a day early, so we headed home after our Biltmore tours and stopped for dinner at Soby’s in Greenville, SC. They had fantastic she crab soup and the pork tenderloin I had was the most tender I have ever encountered. The restaurant had a great downtown, nice-but-not-too-fancy feel.
On Tuesday night we had a small group Halloween party, so I spent a good part of the day making treats and costumes. The theme was classic horror cinema, of which I have never seen any films, so I went for a safe costume – mummies. I applied strips of cheesecloth to Goodwill clothing with a hot glue gun. We ended up winning the best costume award – inevitable since we were the only ones to dress up besides the hosts of the party…