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Appalachian artistry

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, North Carolina, you'll find the Folk Art Center, where traditional and contemporary crafts from the region are displayed. Through much of the year, craft demonstrations are held daily. Enjoy looking at some of the pieces on display there.

Titanic movie costumes on display at Biltmore

The connection between the Vanderbilts and the Titanic may not be immediately apparent, but the Vanderbilts were originally booked to sail on the disasterous maiden voyage of this "unsinkable" ship. At the last moment, they decided to sail on the Olympic, her sister ship. A servant of the Biltmores stayed with the Titanic to take care of their belongings; he was among the 1500 souls lost when the ill-fated ship sank.


Bedtime at Biltmore

Before wrapping up our trip to Biltmore, I thought I'd share a few photos of the sleeping quarters. I dare say they make our bedroom appear a bit underdone in contrast!