Birthday Boy at the Biltmore Mansion

We have lovingly called Thing One “the youngest old man” since he was little. From as early as I can remember, he has liked “fancy things”. His early elementary drawings were of detailed Roman columns and thrones. In third grade, he was elected class treasurer. The next day he insisted on wearing a suit “to work”.  Instead of collecting bugs, he collected toy limousines. One year I tried to make made him a limousine cake for his birthday. Today, even with our limited space, there is still room for his robe and suit.

Yes, as long as we don’t count his penchant for Taco Bell Beefy Fives, he is a man of fine taste.

I’m not sure Brent and I, or even he, understands his interest in finery. After all, we live in an RV more like gypsies than high flying executives. But he is who he is and we love every inch of him.

Knowing all this, it makes perfect sense that for his 12th birthday he wanted to visit largest house in the United States, the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, North Carolina.

I don’t have a lot to say about his visit to the Biltmore Mansion because I wasn’t allowed to go. It was a “daddy and me” trip only.

However, he did write Tips for Visiting Biltmore Mansion for his Wandering Educators travel blogging class.

While Brent and Thing One visited the Biltmore Estate, Thing Two and I rode bikes along the river at Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park. (Such a great little park near Asheville and it’s 50% off with Passport America.)

We also watched James and the Giant Peach which I had never seen and am still trying to understand.

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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5 Responses to “Birthday Boy at the Biltmore Mansion”

  1. Jess Says:

    Maybe when he’s old he’ll be young. Happy Biltmore Day Thing 1!

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  2. Weewa Says:

    Jenn you were just a little girl when we visited the Biltmore. I would love to go back someday. One thing you can say about Thing 1 that he is consistance with his likes and dislikes of “fancy things” and not to mention the research he does too. Great pictures :)

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  3. Andrea@WellnessNotes Says:

    Happy Birthday to Thing 1! Great way to celebrate your birthday!

    As always, amazing photos!

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  4. Shannon Entin Says:

    I was recently at the Biltmore and it was so amazing. What a perfect way to spend a birthday.

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