On my previous trip I had wanted to see the Biltmore Estate but time did not permit so I made sure to stop on this trip.
Riding across the front entrance road I have to admit to being disappointed since so many folks I know have raved about the gardens while this was just bland. Going inside I was in many ways even more disappointed, perhaps because I had visited Hearst Castle so recently that the Biltmore suffered in comparison.
Sure could tell the temperature difference after coming down off the Blue Ridge so I was grateful for an ice cream and iced tea in the converted stables before going on through the colonnade to the actual gardens.
This was more like what I had been expecting.
Maybe it was the time of year but even here I was disappointed expecting something truly spectacular.
Maybe the folks I know who raved about how great the gardens were simply raised my expectations too high. Leaving the Biltmore I met up with a friend, Driller from ADVRider and Modern Vespa. He and his wife kindly offered me lodging for the night after a barbeque dinner. Thanks David, hopefully I can return the hospitality when you are next in Colorado.