Eight ODCC members in five Corvettes braved inclement weather to make the trip to the Biltmore Estate in November. They joined another 30+ Corvettes and their owners to see the historic home of George Vanderbilt all dressed up for the Holidays. The home itself is a modest little place, with 250 rooms (including 35 bedrooms and 43 bathrooms), spread over 175,000 square feet, four main floors, plus several levels of basement! There is even an indoor pool and bowling alley! The trip started early Friday morning where the group tracked South on US Route 29 through the rain. After stopping for a fantastic BBQ lunch at a diner packed with locals somewhere along the way, they finally made it to the hotel late in the afternoon. Upon their arrival, the parking lot was packed with 36 Corvettes ranging from C5s to C8s. On Saturday morning, everyone started rallying in the parking lot and warming up their cars around 5:45 A.M. The temperature at this point felt like it was about 10 degrees outside, but fortunately they had arranged coffee in the lobby. At around 6 A.M., they departed as a group and enjoyed the short, although lovely, drive up to the renowned front lawn of the estate. Upon arrival, and just as the sun was coming up over the hills, individual photos were taken outside the front door, as well as a group panoramic photo of all of the cars with the mansion in the background. In the.everyone enjoyed a candlelit tour of the mansion itself, where each room was decorated for the holidays. Musicians playing various instruments were scattered around the home and the experience of being there in the evening, with all of the fireplaces burning and decorations in place was something Andrea and I will always remember. Everyone made their way back to the hotel later that evening and said their goodbyes in the morning.