Wednesday, June 12, 2013
We were joined by Brad, Kim and Matt and their 2 MGA's in Cherokee for lunch and the drive up to Asheville starting on the Parkway.
Once we arrived in Asheville, we checked in and went to the First Timers Reception for some snacks and drinks. What a nice way to start the program. Later, we went to dinner with Jack and Kathy and walked around much of the downtown area of Asheville.
Tuesday was an early morning. We gathered at 7:00 AM for the short drive to the Biltmore Estate where a group picture was taken in front of the House. Then we were treated to a lovely buffet breakfast and a full tour of the facility. Some tidbits that stuck in my mind. There are 2.4 million Cubic feet under the roof and the indoor swimming pool holds 77 thousand gallons of water and has depths from 3 feet to 9 1/2 feet. Since they didn't have chlorine, it had to be emptied regularly so fresh water could be brought in. Can you imagine?
Later in the day a group of us drove a section of the Blue Ridge where we ended up at the Pisgah rest area for a delightful lunch. I had two of my favorites on the same plate - Fresh grilled trout and Mac and cheese. We also had a mini tech session to assist John with the timing on his MGB.
Today is Wednesday so it must be the day for the car show. There were about 180 MG's on the chow field.
Barbara and I then went to the River Arts District for a walk amongst the galleries and lunch. There was a lovely breeze there which we wish we had on the show field. Oh well.
Now we are resting and thinking about how to end our visit in Asheville tonight. Tomorrow we drive to Atlanta, change our bags and head to the airport for the flight to Seattle and our next post.