Thursday, May 14, 2009

This is HUGE

This is definitely a historic vote for this tobacco state:


We knew this was coming because a few years back it almost passed, and most new restaurants that open up are non-smoking anyways. It was tough to come from a state (Florida) that already had this in place and move into one where the hostess will ask you, "Smoking or non?" Even so, this is Big Tobacco's Kingdom so I'm sure they didn't go down without a fight.

This evening we're off to Asheville to celebrate our 5th Anniversary! Tassie is coming along, too - we're staying in a pet friendly cabin. We're also finally going to see what the Biltmore is all about. That's one of those places that everyone says you have to see but whenever Marty and I see the price we think, "Ahh, no thanks." I'll tell you if it's worth it or not.

Marty also found us a road race to do on Saturday morning. He is always scheming to find some sort of race whenever we go somewhere.

6 comments:

runningyankee said...

how great will it be to NOT come home smelling like an ashtray!

congrats on your anny! you will love the biltmore. (well i did..) wait till you see their indoor pool and the gym. i'm jealous you are going - my favorite restaruant is in ashville:) have fun!!

nolemonkey said...

Biltmore is really amazing, especially when you see it and think in the context of when it was built. It is definitely something that you will enjoy. I would recommend the audio tour or guided tour, over the self tour. You will learn so much more. It is pricy though, be sure to take the wine tour.

The Tylers said...

Have fun! My grandparent's had their 60th anniversary in Asheville when I was a junior in high school. My whole family got to tour the Biltmore(I was at Brevard running camp during the time so I missed out) and mom said it was beautiful! Hope you have a fab time. Happy Anniversary...here's to 50 more!

Beth said...

Happy anniversary!! Hope you guys have a great trip...and good luck in your 5K too. :) The smoking ban in PA passed not so long ago too and it is oh, so nice! Of course I still hear people complain about it... :)

Angela said...

Happy Anniversary! Have Fun and definitely let me know if Biltmore is worth it, I've never been but Tim has.

Maijaleena said...

The smoking ban is awesome!!!!! Now you can go out drinking every night with no consequences to your health! Ok, maybe not...

Happy Anniversary! I hope all 3 of you have a nice trip to the Biltmore.