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Group plans trip to Biltmore Estate

Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

Aug. 30 is the deadline for reservations for the Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association trip to Asheville, North Carolina, from Nov. 3 to 8.

The trip is open to NIU Annuitants and their friends.

The group will enjoy daily continental breakfasts plus three dinners. The trip includes a guided tour of Asheville, including a stop at St. Lawrence Basilica. The group will enjoy a guided drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and a visit to the famous Folk Art Center, a full-day visit to the Biltmore Estate and a guided tour of Art Deco Asheville.

The group will see America’s largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments.

The trip costs $499 per person, double occupancy, $649 for single occupancy. Reservations are required.

To reserve a spot or for questions, contact Steven Johnson at sjohnso11@niu.edu or call Carder Travel Ltd. at 815-756-1547.

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