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Oct 18, 2006 - The Biltmore Estate

Today we spent the day at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. This estate is part castle, vineyard, farm, park, formal gardens and much more. And along with touring this beautiful estate, we also learned about the Vanderbilt family who built it and whose heirs still own the property. The family history is interesting. Cornelius Vanderbilt started the family fortune with $100 and when he died, he was worth $100 million. His son, William, doubled the family fortune in 10 years. William's son, George Washington Vanderbilt is the one who had...

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Jun 12, 2006 - Waynesville and Asheville, NC

We crossed into North Carolina and stayed at the Pride Resort in Waynesville, near Asheville. This was right about when the tropical storm "Alberto" was threatening Florida, but where we were it was just cloudy and even helped us on the day that we toured the Biltmore House in Asheville. It's a beautiful mansion and called the largest house in America. Believe me, it's huge! We were worn out by the time we finished walking around both the inside and outside through some of the gardens. We were very impressed, but since the house does not...

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