Christmas at Biltmore – A Winter Palace

In my last post, I teased Asheville NC is the ‘North Pole of the Southeast…’ We started our Asheville Christmas Tour with a bit of history and a delicious meal at The Omni Grove Park Inn – where dreams of gingerbread and hot cider around the crackling fire set the holiday mood. I met Rudolph […]

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Winter Seabreeze

When WRAL reports an ice-storm (Elsa is ‘letting it go with the snow’) and you power could go out with frigid temps – I go to Hotwire to find a deal and head to the beach. Don’t get me wrong – I love snow…I lived in Montana for years – but ice is a slippery […]

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Outer banks – Corolla Dreaming

On Thanksgiving weekend (2021), my mom and I set out for what I call ‘the glorious edge of the world’ – The Outer Banks of North Carolina. We enjoyed several days enjoying the gorgeous and peaceful scenery of North Carolina’s northern Outer Banks from the seaside village of Corolla to formidable Hatteras Island. We checked […]

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Sapphire Evening

After returning to Sapphire, NC around 4 p.m., my mom and I enjoyed our final night in the Sapphire Valley taking in the scenery one last time. Our condo at the Fairway Forest Diamond Resort, is located in the heart of the Sapphire Valley Resort, which includes pristine golf courses, recreation, walking paths and nearby […]

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