Legentry

WEDDING DATE:

Apr 23, 2011

Legentry

*Non Pros: {{Honeymoon}}

Robert and I had an absolute BLAST in Asheville, NC!

Day 1: We arrived Tuesday morning and checked in to our hotel, The Grand Bohemian. It was incredible!!!! We were upgraded to a honeymoon suite, which was HUGE! After checking in, we took a taxi to the Biltmore Winery and had a wine tasting. There were practically no other guests there, so we got to taste as many different wines as we wanted. Let's just say, thank goodness we took a taxi. We sat on the veranda and looked out on the beautiful landscape in front of us as we drank our wine and ate our cheese. After our little snack, we ventured over to the Antler Hill Village on the estate to look around in the little shops, and we walked to the farm across from the village to see some of the sheep and horses. Later that night, we explored the Biltmore Village, walked through the many art galleries there, and ate at a little pub...very us. When we got to the hotel room after dinner, a bottle of champagne was waiting on us.

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Day 2: Robert and I slept in and had breakfast delivered to us in bed. Then, we went to check out the Biltmore Estate. We walked the enormous gardens and took a trail that ended at a waterfall. The hike was crazy hot but so much fun. After eating our weight in ice cream at the stables, we took a private tour of the mansion and got to see rooms not open to the general public. It was amazing. I love love the history of that place. After touring the mansion, we went to visit the Inn on Biltmore Estate where DH's sister got married 2 years ago. The view was absolutely stunning!!! Then, we ate at a little bistro under the vineyard arbor, and the waitress brought us some truffles as her way of congratulating us. If you tell people you're on your honeymoon, you get all kinds of goodies :)  After our late lunch, we went back to the hotel and totally crashed.  We were completely exhausted.  We woke up really late, and having missed dinner, we trekked across the street to the coolest Micky Dee's ever!  It had a fireplace and a self playing baby grand piano inside...whaaaaaat!?

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Day 3:  This was my FAVORITE day!  We woke up early and drove about 20 minutes to where my great grandfather grew up in a town called Marshall, NC to go horseback riding.  The weather was awesome and it was so so much fun.  My horse's name was Smokey and Robert's was Midnight.  We rode on a trail on private land, and there wasn't a single house or building as far as the eye could see.  Just us, our horses, green meadows, and the beautiful Carolina blue ridge.  Once back in Asheville, we did a little shopping around the village, and then headed up to our hotel room to don our robes for our couples massage at the hotel spa.  It felt so wonderful after being bumped around on a horse all morning.  Robert was on Cloud 9.  He had never had a massage before.  I think he's now addicted.  After the massage, we had planned on going to a formal dinner at Horizons at the Grove Park Inn.  We were so excited, and had called a taxi to take us so we could go to a dueling piano bar inside the hotel after dinner.  Just as we were about to leave the hotel and I was getting dressed, the zipper on my cocktail dress completely broke.  I had to totally rip my dress to get out of it.  I was really upset that we couldn't go since it was already 7:00 and there wasn't time to get another dress.  But Robert and I ordered a HUGE spread from the amazing restaurant inside the hotel and had it sent up with room service.  We watched movies, ate an awesome dinner, and had some time just to relax.  

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Day 4:  We checked out of the hotel and took one last trip to the Biltmore Winery.  We bought more wine because, let's face it, we love the stuff.  Robert was determined to buy a bottle of mead too.  We have no idea what it tastes like yet, but I guess we will find out soon.  Then, we ventured into downtown Asheville: Hippie Capital U.S.A.  I've never seen so many peasant skirts, scraggly beards, and dreadlocks in my entire life.  We ate lunch at the Mellow Mushroom where I had the biggest slice of pizza ever!  We walked around downtown, listened to some of the musicians along the streets, and checked out all of the crazy shops before we headed home.  

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The day after we got home, we went to the National Whitewater Center with a group of friends for one of my BM's birthday.  We did rafting, kayaking, and a ropes course.  It was sooo much fun!!!!  (I'm the one with the white helmet.)

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(14) Comments

Oh okay.  Well whatever mead is...I thought it was gross.  Robert loved it though.  He would have bought a case if I'd let him.  

Great pics!  FYI - Mead is a sweet wine but not fruity as it is made from honey.

HAHAHA! These pictures are great (especially the ones of you two jumping on the bed!!)! looks like you had a fabulous time, my dear!

I absolutely LOVE these! So much fun! Glad you guys had a blast.