This past Saturday (9/29/12) marked our 5 year wedding anniversary. I cannot believe it's been 5 years already!
Typically, we're pretty low key when it comes to celebrating our anniversary, but since this was the big 5, we wanted to do something special. So we used up some hotel points and booked a quick trip to Asheville.
Before checking in, we stopped at one of our favorite restaurants in Ashevilla - Tupelo Honey Cafe. I was thinking about their biscuits for MONTHS.
They had this HUGE fireplace that was open on all four sides with chairs and sofas around it. It was so awesome just sitting in front of the fireplace with no where to go.
We actually lucked out and our neighbors and good friends of ours were in Asheville the same weekend! So on Saturday we hung out and drank some beers with them. Then it was off to our anniversary dinner at The Admiral.
I don't know WHAT I was doing in the picture above.. I was a little spirited ;) But the point is, the food was really great at The Admiral - I highly recommend it! (Although I ate wayyyyy too much and had a tummy ache after. My fault!)
The next day we went to the Biltmore. We've lived in Charlotte almost 3 years but had not visited the Biltmore yet, so we spent the day there.
First up was their Sunday brunch. OMG IT WAS AMAZING. We ate so much ;) Have you noticed we love to eat on vacations? At least we eat healthy the rest of the time..
Then we headed to the actual estate to do the interior tour. It was so great. They had many, many rooms open to tour (I think 35 or so!) and of course, I loved every one of them. I'm obsessed with old historic homes.
After touring the inside of the house, we had scheduled a horseback ride.
It was a beautiful and relaxing ride. We saw the Biltmore in the background (above) and also went through the deep woods. It was awesome! And it left me really wanting to add riding to my hobbies.
After the horseback riding we visited the Inn at Biltmore. Matt has the new iPhone and took this cool panoramic pic:
Then we went to Biltmore's free (yeah!) wine tasting and tasted a handful of wines.
The wines were pretty good and towards the end we were feeling pretty good, too! The people next to us offered to take our picture (lol).
And decided to order a little dessert to enjoy on the sofa.
Recently at Matt's brother's wedding, the maid of honor said something along these lines "You'll look back at your wedding day and realize that day you loved each other the least". And that is exactly how I feel about my husband and our marriage - just when I think it can't get any better, it does! Love you Matt!!! xoxo
Okay, enough cheesiness. Tomorrow I have some pictures to share with you from a recent project I just finished up!