the day after christmas, dad took me on a date to biltmore estate, where the snow competed with the house for the most beautiful sight of the day.
we toured the house (250 rooms! 43 bathrooms!) and the gardens, though the gardens looked more like a winter wonderland. The balmy conservatory, where flowers and ferns thrive year-round, provided a colorful contrast to the bleak landscape outdoors.
dates with my dad have been a special part of our relationship my whole life and i always look forward to them. he even held my bag and did some ice skating for me. what a guy.