We had a great week-long vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. I didn't want to leave. The log cabin we stayed in at Lake Lure was so cute and comfortable. Everyday we either ventured out to nearby towns for homestyle BBQ or we cooked up delicious feasts ourselves. We went skiing (well, I ended up just watching, but a brave few went out and tried it). We visited the fabulous Biltmore Estate and took a tour inside the extravagant house. We enjoyed the beautiful views at Chimney Rock and the quirky artistry of Asheville. And we had a great new year's eve filled with good food, dancing, games, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.