1996

The first PCS User Group annual meeting was held at Ashville's Grove Park Inn about 60 miles south of the TI facility in Johnson City.  Here Tom Hart makes a point to several attendees.  Kate Richter looking on was also a TI-JOCY employee.

The Grove Park Inn
Wayne Cantrell
Greg Noll, Fred Raines, Ren ?, and Bob Nelson
There were several great bicycling opportunities near Johnson City.  One favorite , the Viginia Creeper was an old railroad grade turned bicycling trail from Abingon to White Top Station - 34 miles one-way.

The near by ETSU campus and the VA Hospital provided scenic areas with minimal traffic to contend with,

The city built a bicycling/jogging trail generally following the State of Franklin road from the main Hospital to the K-Mart area in North Johnson City. 

And the I-26 Interstate highway while it was being built, but before it opened to traffic was a great ride from Erwin to Sam's gap on the NC border.
Accompanied by Todd and Lori, we rented a beach house on NC's Outer Banks (north end of Avon on Angelfish Ln.).

In '94 Joyce and I had explored the length of Outer Banks in my Nissan Pickup, but this was the first time we rented a beach house and stayed in one place for a week. Thus began our tradition for yearly beach vacations that continues to the present day.

Bodie Island Lighthouse
Happy Birthday Lori!

Beach House
Christmas in Johnson City - 1996


Dave and Linda
Lori and Todd
Joyce, Dave, Lori, & Ken
1996 Christmas letter here.
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