Thursday, July 21, 2011


Remember this post I did a few months back about our nephew Preston?
If you not, you should go and read it.
Today I'm stoked because he's coming to visit us from Louisiana this weekend!

Can I get a 'WooHoo?!'
This picture is from our wedding reception.
They had just played the LSU Fight Song.
So, what's on the agenda for the weekend?
Well, Preston just turned 21 so we're taking a sort of 'birthday celebration' trip to Asheville, NC.
Me, Brad, my Mom & Dad and Preston's girlfriend
Preston, his girlfriend nor Brad have ever been up there.

Everyone, except for Brad and my Dad are going to The Biltmore.
This will be my, umm.., 8th time or 9th time up there in 9-years?
I used to get a season pass because there really is a lot to do.
It's been about 3-years since my last visit though and I am ASTONISHED at how much the ticket prices have gone up.
From $45 for the day to $70!
Granted, you get to see the house, visit their winery and lunch in one of their restaurants but I still find that a big increase.
You can't even get on the property without buying a ticket.
Even so, we're going.
Brad and my Dad plan on playing golf instead.

The best part of the weekend, aside from spending time with Preston, will be the cooler weather in the mountains.
Not as cool as our camping trip, but still cooler than down here.

What are your weekend plans?


donatelli98 said...

Sounds like fun - can't wait to see the pics! Ummm what am I doing this weekend ... flying 4.5 hours to NJ with my 4 and 7 year old! Can we trade??

The Jones Family said...

Happy to hear you get the weekend with your nephew! Have so much fun!

We are off to Florida!

MCW said...

What a fun weekend! Even more since he is now legal...ha

Blairadise said...

Going to visit the husband's grandma. She fell and broke her hip last week and things aren't looking good. Wish I was headed up to Ashville...

April of Smidge Of This said...

Dee, does anyone have an AAA membership? They have great discounted rates if you go thru them!

The Soladay Family said...

How fun! He's a lucky kid!

We're having a total family weekend...minus Trysten because he'll be out of town with his mom. I'm looking forward to Ryan being home because he's been traveling ALL week! Yuk!

Ashley said...

awww, you will have so much fun. I went back and read the other post- how sweet!

teresa-bug said...

WoW! That is quite the increase!!! We are going to Asheville next week when my brother is in town. We are going to do the downtown stuff, though. Have fun with your nephew!

Nikki said...

Fun weekend! Enjoy and take lots of photos for us!

Monica said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Awe, to be 21 again... I just plan on RELAXING this weekend! And a bit of cleaning.

Newlymeds said...

love your blog and your spunk! from one southern girl to another :)