We have lovingly called Thing One “the youngest old man” since he was little. From as early as I can remember, he has liked “fancy things”. His early elementary drawings were of detailed Roman columns and thrones. In third grade, he was elected class treasurer. The next day he insisted on wearing a suit “to work”.  Instead of collecting bugs, he collected toy limousines. One year I tried to make made him a limousine cake for his birthday. Today, even with our limited space, there is still room for his robe and suit.

Yes, as long as we don’t count his penchant for Taco Bell Beefy Fives, he is a man of fine taste.

I’m not sure Brent and I, or even he, understands his interest in finery. After all, we live in an RV more like gypsies than high flying executives. But he is who he is and we love every inch of him.

Knowing all this, it makes perfect sense that for his 12th birthday he wanted to visit largest house in the United States, the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, North Carolina.

I don’t have a lot to say about his visit to the Biltmore Mansion because I wasn’t allowed to go. It was a “daddy and me” trip only.

However, he did write Tips for Visiting Biltmore Mansion for his Wandering Educators travel blogging class.

While Brent and Thing One visited the Biltmore Estate, Thing Two and I rode bikes along the river at Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park. (Such a great little park near Asheville and it’s 50% off with Passport America.)

We also watched James and the Giant Peach which I had never seen and am still trying to understand.

Love and Laughter,

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