It was a lovely long weekend in Asheville, hiking, touring Biltmore and otherwise enjoying fall. Here’s a roundup of the rest of the best!
Biltmore, the largest privately owned home in the US, lived up to the expectations – taking more than an hour to walk through the areas open to the public (not even counting the gardens and other grounds). The audio tour made it informative, and the boys thoroughly enjoyed the kids’ version.
It was our first trip to Asheville, and one of the best hikes according to the interwebs was the Triple Falls in Dupont Forest – made famous by Last of the Mohicans or, more recently, Hunger Games. We came, we conquered the inclines and even enjoyed ourselves (except one of us the last stretch on…
Another fall visit (the 8th to be exact) at Cox Farms under our belt, and it was a beautiful fall day for sure! The sun was shining, the boys were running around, and all was great (until legs were tired of course). Here are some of the highlights!
Halloween brings out the dark side of the family at times, and like in years past, we went for a bad guy theme. We did Marvel proud and gave it our all as Dr. Doom, Scarlet Witch, Venom and Thanos. There was a little rain but that didn’t dampen spirits in the grand quest for…
We did something new this year – Boo at the Zoo in the heart of DC! While a fan of their Zoo Lights holiday evenings, we opted for a sugar-focused night with 30 trick-or-treat stations. After we were done, we had enough candy to pass out on Halloween!
The more you hit up a place, the more you learn how to maximize your fun. We did just that with another trip to Cox Farms. All in all, it was our seventh trip. We hit all our highlights in record time and made the most out of our fall fair day with cousins!
Not since Colin was in utero had we been to Hartland Orchard, but the visit was worth the wait! We had our pick of apples, some cider doughnuts, a tractor ride and lots of treats to make afterwards!
The boys enjoyed back-to-back trick-or-treating with a Trunk n Treat put on by the county and then some nearby neighborhood fun on the big day – Halloween! The boys were committed to their Mario Kart theme and managed to score more candy than they could possibly eat in a year!