June 3 dawned warm and bright for about 50 Appalachian Region members to tour southern North Carolina.

 We met at Harmon Field in Tryon, which still has the stables used for training for Olympic equestion events since the 30's. As usual, we solialized, staged the cars, and tried, sometimes sucessfully, to get our two-way radios set up to coordinate the tour. Then it was time for the safety meeting.

Our route would take us about 50 miles through the hills and back to Tryon to Mountain Brook Vineyards.

The tour was every bit a pleasant as we expected. One group did miss a turn, which caused some temporary confusion, but they regrouped and managed to reach the vineyard early.

We enjoyed wine and cheese on the vineyards terrace, and those who were hungry took advantage of the Venezuelan food truck.

If you're looking for a pleasant drive for wine and snacks, consider the Mountain Brook Vineyards. They have indoor as well as outdoor facilities, and there is always wine and snacks, as well as special events. Check their website to see what is available; food trucks in particular are there only occassionally, although cheese plates are always avaiable.

Thanks to Don Lowcavage for organizing this great event.