Well, that was so much fun! First we went to Atlanta for a few days to spend time with Chrissy, Nicky and Matthew, Then hopped in a rental car (do they ever have anything that isn't white or silver?) and went to Charlotte to meet Pat and Rhett. See?
Only one night in Charlotte before road-tripping to Asheville and a whole day at the Biltmore Estate. Timing couldn't have been better because the Titanic costume exhibit was just ending but hadn't been taken down yet. And - the Chihuly exhibit was up early, so we were lucky enough to see both. At the same time. I so wanted to touch the costumes to see how they do such impeccable tailoring and detailed trim, embroidery, beading, but those darn velvet ropes held me back. I
Next stop was Charleston and the first visit was the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only one in all of North America. Cool.
This is what tea looks like before harvest. Nothing special, is it?
Then it goes through a bunch of steps to get all dried and ready to enjoy. I fear that I might have gotten too close to this contraption and it affected my face.
Okay, that's enough for now. More next time.