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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Happy Surprisavversary!!!

Michael surprised me for our 20th wedding anniversary by taking me to a bed and breakfast in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Martha's Mountain Magnolia Inn & Retreat





We stayed in the Buckeye Room:



The footbridge into town:



Breakfast Day 1

Breakfast potatoes: russet potatoes with sweet potatoes and carmalized onions
coddled eggs with parmesan cheese
whole grain toast
biscuits
bacon
chicken sausage
plain yogurt
hemp nut granola
fruit platter:strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, honeydew

Dinner:

Seared Filet Mignon in
Demi glaze
sauteed spinach

Chocolate Mousse


Breakfast Day 2

Organic scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese
raspberry and white chocolate scones
apple cinnamon scones
baked cinnamon apples
Oatmeal
raisins
walnuts
cranberries
bacon
sausage
whole grain toast
orange juice
biscuits

The dinner and breakfast chefs are amazing!

We took a couple of pictures of Michael loitering because we wanted Rachel to laugh. It is a Brian Regan joke:




"Shovels and rakes and other implements of destruction"...



::::::::Grove Park Inn:::::


Michael drove us over to see the Gingerbread entries. Here are several of my favorites:


















































::::::Biltmore Builtmore, Less Taste:::

Michael took us to the Biltmore (Builtmore) House. We liked the decore in the servants quarters, the bowling alley and pool. The rest leaned to a house of ill repute decor.






:::::::::For My Dad:::::

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Smiles...

Victoria

4 comments:

Michael Taylor said...

Sorry the "Built"more House was so disappointing. Man, that place was butt ugly inside. But I had a great time making fun of it with you.
I thought Hot Springs and the Inn were really nice.

Donna said...

Awww..how sweet! What a great place for a getaway. happy anniversary to yall!

Sue H. said...

I love the Biltmore house and think it is beautiful inside and out.
Glad you had a good time.
The children were so much fun we loved every minute we had them.

Carol said...

I am so behind with blog reading!! So firstly happy belated anniversary. Secondly ... HOW UTTERLY ROMANTIC !!!! You lucky girl.