I got back from my vacation late last night and after a day of resting up, I thought I would present a write up of a great trip...
States Visited: Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia
Miles driven: 1823
Interstates and Major Roads Traveled: I-64, I-75, I-40, I-74, I-77, West Virginia Turnpike and Blue Ridge Parkway.
Tunnels Driven Through: Five.
Cars Seen From the Following States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Today, while out and about in Louisville I saw New Mexico and Vermont.
Cars Seen From the Following Canadian Provinces: Ontario
Favorite Vanity Plate: Spcedu8r (Special Educator).
Most Surprising Vanity Plate: Budlight (North Carolina).
Lowest Elevation of Trip: Emerald Isle, North Carolina-Sea Level.
Highest Elevation of Trip: Mount Mitchell, North Carolina- 6684 feet (Highest Mountain East of the Mississippi River)
Hottest Temperature: 102 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Coolest Temperature: 68 on top of Mount Mitchell, North Carolina.
Hotels Stayed In: Two
Swimming Pools Swum In: One
Oceans Seen: One (Atlantic)
Beaches Visited: Atlantic Beach, Indian Beach and Emerald Isle, all in North Carolina.
Big Cities Traveled Through or Visited: Louisville, Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, Knoxville, Tennessee, Asheville, North Carolina, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, Durham, North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, Beckley, West Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia and Huntington, West Virginia.
Favorite City Visited: Asheville, North Carolina.
Favorite Place Visited: Mount Mitchell, North Carolina.
Things Learned: I'm content to never see the ocean again and I seriously need to move back to the mountains of Appalachia.
Best Meal: Not Your Mamma's Meat Loaf and Scratch Mac and Cheese at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville, North Carolina.
Worst Meal: Taco Bell for Lunch in Morehead City, North Carolina.
Best Store or Shop: Take your pick of dozens in Asheville, North Carolina.
Worst Store or Shop: Take your pick of dozens of tourist traps at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.
Things I Loved About North Carolina: Asheville and the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. I could seriously live there.
Things I Hated About North Carolina: The oppressive heat and humidity along the coast. Sand at the beach.