Thank you everyone for your kind words in the last post about my 1001 blogging post! The winner will be announced at the end of this post.
While my sister was here visiting last week, one of the things we did was go to the Biltmore Estate. I know I have shown you pictures of the house before, but I thought I would show you how beautiful other parts of the estate are. The picture above and the one directly below are shots of the estate from the back side of the home. We had packed a picnic dinner and sat by the lagoon to dine. This is the view we were looking at.
We went back the next day and wandered around the estate. We spent some time in the gardens.
Then we spent some time in the greenhouse and conservatory.
We also walked around the bass pond - which is totally different and separate from the lagoon where we had our picnic the day before.
Did you notice anything about the pictures above? There were thousands of people on the Biltmore Estate that day. And yet we found places to enjoy without the crowds. In second to last picture above, you will see the only evidence of other people. There are cars going over the bridge.
If you are ever in the Asheville, NC area, I highly recommend checking out the Biltmore Estate. This is NOT a sponsored post. We just love it there and I wanted to share it with you.
Now on to the winner of the Amazon gift card (which is also not sponsored, but paid for by me.).
The winner via Random.org drawing is number 17. Mary from A Breath of Fresh Air. Congrats Mary! I will be emailing you.
Before I end this post...just one more picture to share of the Biltmore Estate.