While Carl Sandburg was busy with his writing, his wife, Lillian, was the one who decided to move to NC, as a better place for her goat herd. She was quite renowned as a herder in her own right. When asked the secret to their 59 year marriage, she claimed it was that Carl let her do what she wanted, and she let him do what he wanted, and they always supported each other in that.
On this, my last day in South Carolina, I wanted to post about the one place where we have probably spent the most time wandering around, photographing and just generally enjoying in this part of the country. The Biltmore house and gardens was, of course, built by the Vanderbilt family. There is simply so much to see here, and such lovely grounds to walk through for exercise, that we made the trip up to Asheville on a pretty regular basis.
I’m glad we have so many pictures to remind us of how lovely this place is, and I look forward to finding some new favorite places out in Oregon.
Talk to you again from the road!
Almost 13 years ago, my wife and I went down to Tennessee to get married, and decided to drive up into the mountains for our honeymoon. We discovered the Sourwood Inn at that time, and loved the peaceful, scenic area up in the mountains.
Lo and behold, in 2011, when I made the move to my new job in Greenville, we wound up just over an hour away from our honeymoon spot. Naturally, we made it a point to spend another weekend up there and spend some more quiet time in the mountains that first Summer.
So while technically this is not in South Carolina, the Upstate area really has given us plenty of great spots just over the border that we have enjoyed!