Here's another one. Why Asheville? I dunno. I've heard it's beautiful. Not saying I can sponsor this - it's too far from where I live in Norther VA. But for what it's worth. I like this one because there might be some space to do part of it outside under a covered pavilion.
Ashville would be great. My Mother is from there, so I have visited many times.
Don't know how many Bose users there are, but there is a serious singer/songwriter/acoustic musician community in the general area. Last time I was there, I went to a local pub for a bite to eat, and in walked a singer/songwriter (Randy Smith) to do a gig I hadn't seen since my days in Dallas 25 years ago!
Also, check out MerleFest (in honor of Doc Watson's late son) not too far north of there.
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Ashville is a beautiful area. It's an easy drive from Gatlinburg and other tourist areas. Many great mountain views around there. I suspect that it's about 3-3 1/2 hours from Central Kentucky. I vote yes,(if voting counts).
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Yes, sir, I am routing 675 miles over 11.25 hours (average 60 mph). Even at $3.00 a gallon (probably more, actually), that's still less than a plane ticket and rental car, and way less if Mrs. accompanies. I'm in (I hope).
So, is Asheville in the lead for now? Geographically, it's 11-12 hours or less from a lot of places where the L1 is well represented: Central IL, Tampa, Philadelphia area - Generally speaking for driving, it looks like just about everywhere south of Chicago and east of the Mississippi is reasonable (subjective, I realize).
Okay, who's hosting?
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Those are little beds that GoogleEarth uses to denote lodging, be it hotels or inns, or b&b's. The closer you zoom in (not the picture above, but while in G-E), the more beds pop up. That picture is at such a level as to show pretty well all the places around Asheville, proper. At least those that the folks at Google know about.
As far as a host goes, if we don't find a local host, that may rule out Asheville. On the other hand, if anyone was able to do a scouting trip, it might be feasible, but based on previous conferences (only been to one, but oberved the others from afar), seems like a local host is a necessary ingredient.
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Depending on when it is, I would give serious consideration to attending a conference there! It's a beautiful area of the country, and I haven't been through there in about 8 or 9 years. If it happens here, I'd suggest a side trip to the Biltmore Estates , for those interested in the "old world".
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