Well, another Monday and we have another video with one of the stills from it.
This is one of the side tunnels under the Biltmore Estate Winery. As I was walking in the main tunnel there were a few side tunnels and this one had interesting walls and lightning. I have no idea what is behind those doors. Use your own imagination.
Biltmore Estate and the house attracts a lot of visitors, and it provides very nice background for some nice family photos. Last year we purchased an annual pass and were able to visit it many times. I was hoping to catch it sometime with the snow during this winter but that never happened, I think mainly to the luck of snow in Asheville or my inability to get there when they had some snow. The funny part is that we never actually stepped into the house yet. I was inside the house about 15 years ago and it was pretty cool, but since they do not allow photography inside of it, I didn’t make into it during last year. We’ll probably do it sometime later this year if we decide to renew our passes.
Every hiking trail is different and depends on the amount of people visit them and who controls them, they can come in all shapes and forms. Some are fully paved and very wide, almost like sidewalks in the city, some are partially paved and maybe have some crashed rock for the surface, and of course most of them are pretty much natural flow of the landscape with sticking out rocks, crevices and polished by thousands of boots wiry roots, there for you to pay attention as you trek the trail. I’m usually not the big fan of the fully paved trails, sometimes I find it actually a bit harder to walk on them than the normal dirt ones. At the same time I do appreciate when they build little bridges across the creeks and stone staircases in what otherwise would be very steep climb or descent. Another benefit of the little bridges is that most of the time they provide nice photo opportunities, but of course this is only if you are looking for such opportunities. I usually do.
While it is raining and super windy today on the East coast, this video reminds us about sunnier and greener days, only about six month from now. btw, our flights were on time yesterday and we are safe and sound on the solid ground.