Day 5 in Asheville was our travel day...back home. We got up a little earlier than usual to stuff all of our souvenirs and antiquing finds into our suitcases. Somehow, we actually made it work.
We came out of our room that morning to a completely Christmasy house. The decorations had been going up over the past few days, but they were all completed the night before. Such a festive fire place...especially with the actual fire blazing!
They had put up two trees in the house...one in this parlor room downstairs and another in the gathering area upstairs (no photo of that tree...not sure why I didn't take one.)
After taking our luggage to the car and handing in our room key, we sat down to breakfast. The first course was a homemade cinnamon roll with Kahlua cream cheese icing. Let me tell you, that icing was so good I wanted a dozen of these.
Next was pineapple sprinkled with toasted macadamia nuts. My brain has never put these two things together before, but it was an amazing combination...nutty, sweet, crunchy, juicy.
We finished up with a ham and cheese "souflee" served with roasted tomato sauce. This was served piping hot and paired so well with that tomato sauce. Yummy to the last bite...and not a lick was left.
After breakfast, we had to get on the road to Greenville to catch our flight later that morning. We noticed on our way out that they had even made the back entrance festive.
Goodbye, Biltmore Village Inn. And goodbye Asheville. We had a great time! (And I hope to come back.)
The rest of the day I put my camera away. We drove back to Greenville, hopped on our small plane back to Dallas, and my dad picked us up at the airport. I was so ready to see all three of my boys. Does anyone else think their children look older when they get back from being gone for a while? I have this feeling every time I'm away from them for more than a couple of days.
It was immediately clear that Ethan and Logan had a great time at Nonnie and Papaw's house while my mom and I were gone...they had gone to the Dallas Aquarium, made homemade lollipops, and fall hand print canvas art. And I heard that Ethan made fast friends with a neighbor girl while he was there. Quite a fun-filled few days for them too. A big thanks to Nonnie for loving on them for me while I had a wonderful few days with my mom.