AAC gearing up for August trip to Biltmore

Published 1:26 am Thursday, April 18, 2013


Locals looking to take a break for a few days may be interested in heading to North Carolina with the Andalusia Adult Activity Center this summer.

The Aug. 19 – Aug. 22 trip will feature a full-day visit to the famous Biltmore Estate.

“It’s going to be a very exciting trip,” said AAC Director Sonja Godwin.

AAC employee Debbie Carter, who has been to the Biltmore previously, echoed Godwin.

“The excitement is that it’s a huge home,” she said. “It was a summer home, and back in those days, this would be like a castle. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. There’s a winery.”

Godwin said there are 14 signed up for the trip, but they need 30 to sign up.

Trip cost is $399 per person for a double occupancy room for four days and three nights.

The trip includes:

• motor coach transportation;

• three nights lodging;

• six meals (three breakfast and three dinner);

• a guided tour of Asheville, N.C.;

• a full-day visit to the Biltmore Estate;

• guided drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway;

• visits to the famous folk art center and St. Lawrence Basilica;

A $75 deposit is due by Wed., April 20, and the final payment is due June 13.

To register or for more information, call 222-6891.