Okay, after much careful prodding by my aunt La, I finally got the pictures from Myrtle Beach and the Biltmore Estate up on my site. It wasn’t easy though… My mom had to be on the internet every single night she was here and she huffed and puffed every time I got on to do this. BUT alas, they are done.
The Myrtle Beach pictures are only about half of the ones I took because I lost many of them. When I got home after the trip I had some sort of disk error and I lost everything! I went online to find a program to recover and found one that wanted to charge me $80, otherwise I couldn’t save them! No, I didn’t pay that… I’m a computer-savy kinda girl and I opened the pictures, copied and pasted them into Photoshop, and saved them as jpegs. But, I was only able to recover about half… sorry guys, cause there were a lot of good ones that I’m bummed about losing.
My parents and I went to the Biltmore Estate last Sunday, and Oh My Gosh! It was fabulous. They used this house for the movies “Richie Rich” and “Mr. Destiny,” and the latter coincidentally features a lot of Winston-Salem. I want to rent it now just to see. After we did the Biltmore, we headed to the wine tasting, which comes with your ticket, and we sampled about 10 different Biltmore wines. YUM! My mom’s favorite was their White Zin (blush), which tasted much drier to me than say Berrengers, and the Pinot Gris (white); my dad’s favorite was their Century wine (white), and I must agree that it was tasty; and my favorite was the Chenin Blanc (white). We of course had to bring home a bottle of each so that we could further enjoy the experience from home. You can see the different wines they offer with a description on the Biltmore site… just look for the winery section (link is below).
After we left, we decided to get a little bit of the Blue Ridge Parkway in, since we had another hour or so of sunlight. It was beautiful! We even saw a mamma bear with two cubs in the road (you can see a picture of the cubs in a tree on my site, but it’s fuzzy). It was great and my mother thanked me for taking them on it… until the fog started to roll in. You see, I didn’t realize that the exits on and off the parkway were so far apart. We ended up stuck on the Blueridge Parkway with fog so thick that we couldn’t go more than 10 MPH. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been in, because one wrong move and you’re plunging into a gorge. It took us about 2 hours to go approx. 30 miles, but we finally found a way off and were quite relieved. Then we started back to Winston-Salem, which is about a 2 – 2.5 hour drive.
The only pictures that are missing are my Easter Puerto Rico pictures. Hopefully I will be able to get them up tonight, so please check back or try to see tomorrow.