Bon Paul and Sharky's Hostel of Asheville
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We had a private room-"The Hitchcock Room" , and it had a lot of character. The house itself is old but charming. It's in walking distance to some cool shops, restaurants, bars, etc. It has a hot tub that I can't wait to try!
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... of the most beautiful views I've ever seen in my life. I usually start my day at around 6:30 so I'm able to see the sunrise everyday, and in the Smokies the sunrises are magnificent. Me and Stealth were able to make it through the Smokies in 4 days and we are on our way to Hot Springs, North Carolina. 275 miles down, a lot more to go. ...
We traveled from Aunt Peggy & Sheldon's house to Henderson, NC. I rode criss-cross applesauce all the way to our hotel. Mom drove. It rained the first half of the way.
Aunt Roz's family is from Hartwell, GA. We crossed over lake Hartwell on our way into SC. In SC, we went passed Clemson University.
Uncle Grady was a cheerleader for Clemson University more than 50 years ago.
We stopped at Cinco De Mayo ...
... quick, but once you moved out of the shade and into the sun life was happy again.
The second pitch was BAD ASS. It was up this perfectly set chimney with super awkward holds and angles but after about 20 feet up and contorting your body a million different ways you reach the opening. One second you feel like you are deep in a cave and the next you have come out of ...
... the grounds at this place. All 200 plus acres of it. The house had 40 servants on staff at all times, has 40 bathrooms and a bunch of other stuff. It boggles the mind, to say the least. All this opulence for just 3 people. Yeppers thats the amount of folks that lived here. I was told that they entertained a lot tho. That justifies things, I guess. Who built it ?? Why the Vanderbuilts of course....Next stop----Clio, ...
... and a wicker wastebasket (just one???)...
Some of the notable guests to this estate were: Edith Wharton; novelist Henry James; HRH The Prince of Whales and three Presidents of the United States - McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.
After Vanderbilt's death in 1914, he wife Edith sold some of the property to help with the upkeep of the property, as mush of his wealth was spent taking care of this vast property. She ...