Yes, I know I’m late again, but it was a busy and exciting week with travel, our job search, and Thanksgiving. We spent the last 10 days in the mountains of western Carolina, first in Asheville (NC) and then in the Greenville (SC) area. It’s a gorgeous part the country, made even better with friends and family to visit.
Asheville: Last weekend, we hung out with the Freemans, our good friends from AES in New Delhi. Much of the time was relaxing at their house and letting the boys enjoy some much needed kid-time. We also took in some local hot springs, the National Gingerbread House Competition, and a holiday tour of the Biltmore, the Vanderbilt family estate and a masterpiece of 19th century American architecture. The Freemans even joined us for a campfire cookout down at the RV park. A terrific weekend with friends.
Travelers Rest: The big attraction in this small SC town is my parents! It was great to see them and enjoy a full week of catching up and time together. The boys loved staying at their house and getting pampered and well-fed by their Grammy. We also enjoyed swimming at their clubhouse, fishing and hiking, and a really interesting “guy’s trip” tour of the BMW manufacturing plant in nearby Greer, SC.
Zip-lining: Another highlight of our time in Travelers Rest was a daytrip to the Green River Gorge for zip-lining. Even though it was late in the season, the day was sunny and perfect for the fastest and steepest zip line in the America! The course took us on 11 zip lines and 4 rappels, all with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. A super adrenaline rush (to aid digestion).
Thanksgiving: Of course, the main event last week was Turkey Day. Here, you can see the boys (with turkey head attire) helping Poppy carve the cooked bird. Our meal was a classic, complete with all the fixings and followed by lots of football. We have so much to be thankful for this year, but amongst them all, it’s the extra time with family that we hold most dear.
Our time in South Carolina extended into the weekend, but we’ve just arrived at our destination for this week: Cape Canaveral in Florida. We plan to tour the Kennedy Space Center and, hopefully, catch an actual launch. Stay tuned, and I’ll try to get this next FFF out on time 🙂