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Hendry Rose Wine 2017
Rose, Vineyards, Wine

Hendry Rose Wine 2017

Half a case of Hendry Rośe Wine 2017 arrived a few weeks ago. After letting the wine sit, we have finally decided to open a bottle up! We are not part of any Hendry Wine Clubs but do receive their newsletter. This wine was on special and I just couldn’t […]

Mount Mitchell Asheville, NC
Biking, Endurance Training

When a Training Vacation Gets Rained Out

Our family recently took a vacation one week before the Wisconsin 70.3 Ironman — a training vacation. We definitely wanted to vacation in a location where we could pick up some training rides. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville presented lots of options for remarkable rides. So we headed […]


Half Ironman Relay

After two full Ironman races in six months (Florida in November and Texas in April), my plan was to switch to racing support crew for the summer. My only thought was if DH wanted to race in a Half Ironman relay, I would pick up the swim since he does […]

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
White, Wine

Biltmore Estate® Limited Release Gewurztraminer

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC This summer our family took a trip to Asheville, NC (read our travel blog on Our main focus was biking. But we took some time to visit some distilleries, breweries, and wineries. One of the places we visited was the Bilmore Estate built by […]