We almost missed visiting the Christmas displays at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina this season. But, we made it during the last weekend that it was decorated. It is always an impressive site to see all the decorations and trees. We try to make it there every year.
Once again we found ourselves hanging out with friends at the Jackson County Green Energy Park. Cole Johnson patiently assisted everyone in the group in a variety of glass pumpkins and paperweights. It is always a fun time and you get to keep a great piece of art. We will be back, of course!
We stopped by the Shelton House in Waynesville, North Carolina for their Christmas gathering. The house was open for tours and we got to say hello to the head elf himself. We enjoyed some cookies and cider as well. It was a good way to kill half an hour.
We took a Saturday road trip for something a bit different. We ended up in Simpsonville, South Carolina for the "It's TICA Time" cat show held at the Simpsonville Activity and Senior Center. Everyone was pleasant and the cats on display were beautiful. We spent a couple of hours wandering from ring to ring to watch the judging. There were a few vendors selling cat related crafts and items and we ended up buying a couple of toys for the shop cats. Cats and kittens were also available for adoption from the local rescue league. It was a good morning out.