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ETHYLANNE LARRIMORE Sep 12, 2015 at 02:44 PM

We'll join this program Oct 25-30, 2015 and coming from Seattle. We're bringing umbrella and Gortex jackets, but will we need boots too? Are there any Starbucks coffee shops in Big Rock (or is it Flat Rock or Blackrock?) Maybe we'll be hiking on part of the Appalachian Trail so we're going to see the movie Into the Woods just in case!

Bill Wilson Sep 08, 2015 at 04:22 PM

I will be attending a different Road Scholar program at Montreat starting 9/27/15. I live in Chapel Hill, NC, and am looking for a ride to Montreat on that date, and perhaps a return ride after lunch on 10/2. I would help with gas costs and would meet a driver anywhere in the area along I-40, whatever is convenient.

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Premium Email Subscriber Oct 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM

I've read the posts for this trip. Are we the only ones going Oct 26-31? Sure will be lonely.

Katherine Burton Mar 12, 2014 at 04:25 PM

It seems like every date for this includes the disclaimer of not spending a night in Cherokee. Are there any dates/programs that do include this?

Nikki Descotteaux Jul 25, 2013 at 09:57 PM

My friend and I are attending this program from Oct 20-25. I didn't realize there were so many dates available! I've lived mostly in New England, but now am permanently in Florida, so I am looking forward to seeing hills, colorful foliage and winding roads. It will still be hot and humid in Florida, so this is my escape! Any suggestions as to short hikes to do from Asheville? Artisans galleries to visit, especially photography, glass, mosaics, pottery? Thanks.

Donna Rokoff Oct 08, 2012 at 05:23 PM

I am attending this program Oct.14-19, coming fromArizona. I'm flying into Greenville, SC and driving to Asheville. Anyone else doing this? Need a ride? Would like to meet other participants.

Cathleen Yordi Sep 26, 2012 at 04:17 PM

I am attending this program Oct 21-26th. Would like to meet others who are going to be there.

Barbara Korman Sep 17, 2012 at 08:47 PM

I am taking this trip Oct.28th - Nov.2. Anyone else going on those dates?
Patricia Sovonick Oct 21, 2012 at 06:03 PM

Yes, I am, coming from Florida and driving up.
Barbara Korman Oct 22, 2012 at 09:14 AM

I am driving from the Philadelphia area- Will leave on Saturday and try to get 1/2 way there.

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12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
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