We will visit Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Castle, in Asheville, North Carolina, on the afternoon of Wednesday July 9.  This will be followed by the conference dinner at a location (in Asheville) to be announced.  Asheville is a one hour drive away from Johnson City and the views on the way there are quite impressive.  We will drive there and back in one or two coaches.  There is a charge to enter the castle which is not included in the basic registration cost, but you can just explore Asheville instead.

Biltmore castle was the home of the Vanderbilt family, and Asheville is listed as one of the ten most visited spots in the United States.