Saturday, March 12, 2011


First and foremost welcome to "our" blog.  I say "our" because let's be real, clearly Ali won't be blogging on here at all.  Anyways, onto the actual purpose of this post....

With school and work and all we couldn't honeymoon or even minimoon after the wedding.  Finally spring break arrived(yay!) and we were able to sneak in a minimoon in Asheville and more importantly at the Biltmore.  (We are planning a more official honeymoon-esque trip to Europe for next summer).

We headed to Asheville on a Tuesday and enjoyed a casual evening of dinner and a movie.  It was great considering I can't remember the last movie date we had.
Here we are at dinner the first night...clearly we are still perfecting that whole self portrait with the ipod.
The next morning we awoke to rainy and very cold weather.  We bundled up and headed to the science museum(the cool kid inside of me can never resist them).  After being pelted with rain we made it to the museum which turned out to not be all that great, but we still had fun.
I blew up a cave and Ali got to be a weatherman.  With the weather being so terrible Ali persuaded me to go to the mall where he surprised me with a little shopping trip...yay for bad weather.  After that we wrapped our evening up with some dinner and netflix.  The next day we headed the Biltmore Estate.  This was by far my favorite part of the trip.  The staff at the hotel upgraded our room and continually referred to me as "Mrs. Mansour" (so much fun to the newlywed girl.)  We checked in early and took the shuttle over to the house.
In front of the house.
In the conservatory....with the candlestick....haha going through the estate made me feel like I was in the middle of a game of Clue.  After we toured the house we went back to the hotel and ate a relaxing lunch with a beautiful view.
Then we got massages and headed out to dinner later that night.
It was so cute they put chocolates on our pillows and even sent us a free bottle of champagne with a happy wedding note.
We finished out the trip with some yummy room service breakfast and snow outside.
Overall, a very happy minimoon!


  1. First: Yay! A Blog! Cute!

    Second: Totally jealous that you have lived in this state for less than 6 months and you've gotten to go to the Biltmore, yet I have lived here almost 20 years and have not.

    Looks like you had a great time!

  2. "I say 'our' because let's be real, clearly Ali won't be blogging on here at all."

    No! How will I ever find out what's on eBay these days.

  3. #1 blogs are only successful if ur mormon (i know) and #2 ur necklace looks awfully familiar!!