Sunday, April 16, 2017
At 7:30 A.M. this morning, the seniors departed their hotel for Biltmore Estate. They arrived in Asheville, North Carolina, at 9 A.M. for a group picture, and from then on, they toured the grounds of the Biltmore. Biltmore was built in the late 1890’s by the Vanderbilt family. The mansion consists of approximately 250 rooms and took hundreds of workmen five years to complete. One thing the seniors got to see that most other senior classes don’t is the annual Biltmore Estate Easter Egg Hunt.
Anna Miller said, "The mansion was huge! I really enjoyed seeing the old fashion and theater things they added inside. My favorite costumes were from Sherlock Holmes. The architecture is stunning, I cannot imagine living in a place like that."
Brooklyn Covington pronounced, "The flowers at Biltmore were gorgeous. I really enjoyed going through the garden and the greenhouse."
The group ate lunch at McDonalds at 11:30 A.M. At 12:30 P.M., the seniors started their drive to Charlottesville, Virginia. They arrived at 7 P.M. for dinner and a tour of the University of Virginia.
Taylor Oetterer stated, "I really enjoyed touring UVA because when we were walking past the dorms, some of them were open so we could see inside. It was amazing to walk through history, and the boys were pretty cute too!"
At 8:30 P.M., the seniors arrived at Sleep Inn where they would be staying the night.
Jake Glaser said, "The six hour bus ride was fine because I slept most of the time. We sang on the bus and found ways to entertain ourselves."