Monday, July 13

biltmore visit

{last week, when Carly was on vacation with her friend in east Tennessee, they made a trip to Asheville, North Carolina to see the Biltmore. The Biltmore has been on my list of places to see and I haven't made it there yet. But, Carly beat me to it!}
{Carly and her good friend Miss MM bought matching outfits while they were off. Kenny said they looked like the Bobbsey Twins. Carly said they were thinking more Mary Kate and Ashley. Here they are in front of the Biltmore beside one of the gigantic planters.}

{By Carly....."The Biltmore was built by Mr. George Vanderbilt. My favorite things were the swimming pool, library, Mr Vanderbilt's room and Mrs. Vanderbilt's room. I was surprised by how much room they had. I thought it was interesting that there were so many changing rooms because guest could not walk through the house in their swim suits or gym clothes. I also learned that the chess set in the library was owned by Napoleon. The Halloween Room was also cool it was painted by guests attending a party. The house also had a bowling alley. Behind the bowling alley was where the people who worked in the kitchen slept. It was said that if guests stayed up bowling late to expect a bad breakfast."}

12 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

My goodness! The pot alone behind Carly and her friend is huge. Everything is on mega scale there.

I love seeing them dressed alike. How fun to have a friend like that.

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

I bet they had a great time. They look cute in their matching clothes.

Tater Mama said...

I love their outfits! They look adorable. When they're older, it's going to be so much fun to look back and remember doing that!

The Biltmore is on my "One of These Days" lists, too. That list just keeps growing and growing.

Thanks, Carly, for the info!

patsy said...

Love the outfits!!

what a great place- wow-

I would love to visit there too

Kimberly said...

I love the Biltmore even more than Hearst Castle. The Biltmore was featured on America's Castles and I had to see it. I was 8 months pregnant with Caroline and we drove from California to North Carolina.

Carly is going to have so many wonderful memories.

Anonymous said...

It's our turn now Mama! love, Mam-Mam

Carly, looks like you had a great time with your "girlfriend"...But, I'm glad you are home...I know Mama and Daddy missed you so much.

Jen said...

i've heard about the biltmore before! asheville is on my list of places to see- actually, the entire south us region is!
thank you so much for you card- i got it yesterday and it helped so much. i appreciate it more than you can ever know. thanks for taking time to do that!

Jill said...

The girls look so cute in their matching ensembles. How fun to go on vacation with a friend AND get to dress alike.

Natasha said...

What a great opportunity!

I went there when I was not much older than Carly.

Celeste said...

I HOPE CARLY CONTINUES TO WANT TO SEE THE WORLD!!! IT'S GREAT SHE LEARNS TO TRAVEL WHILE SHE IS YOUNG. SHE'LL ALWAYS WANT TO SEE NEW PLACES...SHE IS SO PRECIOUS AND I ALSO LOVE THE OUTFITS..
I LOVE YOU, NONNA

libba said...

so cute! sounds like they had such a fun time! i know you are glad to have her home. thanks for sending me those pics from the 4th. :)

lelly said...

i've done the Biltmore once (decorated to the HILT for Christmas, to boot...) i absolutely love it there. i think you should put it on your list of things to do soon, and call me the minute you make your travel plans!!