Monday, April 27, 2009
For Ali's Spring Break we ditched the kids and went for a short get away to Asheville, North Carolina where we visited Biltmore Estate. Biltmore was the summer home of the Vanderbilts and was erected in 1895. This is still the largest home in North America.
The tulips were full bloom, we enjoyed every breathtaking garden with foliage of all kinds and unbelievable colors.
The grounds were designed by the same architect/landscaper who created Central Park in New York City.
Time seemed to stand still as we walked and viewed the many scenic ponds, bridges, and waterfalls.
The Biltmore Gardens contained numerous large greenhouses with every type of exotic plant imaginable. We had a wonderful two days in paradise!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Ali and I went to Bloomington, Indiana to run a half marathon. This is us at the starting line on a frigid 36 degree morning (7:30 am).
Look at that enthusiasm waiting for the starting gun!
2 hours, 16 minutes, and 35 seconds later (10:25 pace) we are victorious!
Some of the family basking in the glow of the winners circle. I want to thank my personal trainer (Alicent) for her encouragement. I couldn't have done it without her.