Day 2 Asheville Adventures: Plan B – Books, Nature & Chocolate

Like so many days, today was a Plan B day. I slept in late today with the 3 hour time change yesterday. I take the trolley to nearest stop to the Biltmore Hotel entrance. Trolley driver comments, “You have to have a car to get there.”

No car. I enter the Grand Bohemian Hotel where I was just dropped off.

Rescue #1: Concierge directs me to Guest Services two blocks away to get a shuttle.


Two new books, nature items, photography and chocolate cake. What more could I want?

Rescue #2: After I eat lunch its now 3:00. At the Biltmore Hotel Guest Services I discover the last shuttle was at 2:30. So she re-issues my ticket for tomorrow.

Plan B is shopping in Biltmore Village. I purchase a child’s book, Exploring Biltmore Estate from A to Z. I get a new slant on a book idea. Discover a nature store – too fun. Take photos. Explore. I buy a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast & head toward the Christmas Store to get the trolley. Last trolley for the day left 5 minutes ago. Who knew you had to check time schedules?

Rescue #3: Back to the Grand Bohemian Hotel for help. This time I’m offered a ride back to my hotel for gratuity only. “I’m not staying at this hotel,” I mention. He assures me that if their transportation is available they will drive me.

Ten minutes later the same man asks, “Are you ready?” The driver is none other than Mickey, the Bell Captain.

Plan B was a great day, especially due to the kindness of others. Thanks Lord for taking care of me when I forget details, like time.

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