5.11.2011

Journey's End

We spent our last morning back at Biltmore Estate, visiting the Conservatory

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and gardens.

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I got lots of photos of flowers,

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and gardens,

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and more flowers,

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and gardening vignettes,

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and gargoyles and statues,

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and yet more flowers.

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Then we took the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to the Great Smokey Mountains. Beautiful drive that included more tunnels than I could keep count of, waterfalls,

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streams

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and a partially restored grist mill.

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The last part of the day was spent driving 5 hours back to Atlanta, where we'll catch our flight home early Thursday.

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It's been a wonderful vacation, but I'm ready to be home.