Saturday, February 20, 2016

It took two days to drive from Lake Charles, LA to Oklahoma. Saw some wide open spaces, cattle and oil rigs - One great car - I stopped and took a pic of it - the owner came out just as I was leaving - maybe it's for sale......

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Drove past the "Old Brick Road" built in 1921 and named the Dixie Highway. Nine feet wide, and nine miles long.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Spent 2 1/2 days with Kathy in Crawfordville FL. went to two beaches and out for diner at two restaurants. Great food and great company!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Spent Feb. 6-8 with Patty in Asheville and West Asheville, NC. We saw some beautiful country.

Way prefer West Asheville to Asheville itself. I thought Asheville was going to be a Southern version of Woodstock (artist colony Woodstock, NY) but not at all - Asheville is a CITY with a capital C. Even West Ashe is way bigger than Woostock, but it does have the small town/artist colony flavor. I did like W Ashe very much. Traveling vehicle was making noise in the front end - so had it checked out by the sweetest mechanic on earth who runs a tire shop in W. Asheville. It turned out to be insignificant - and the guy charged us $10 for his time! Really quite charming! After running necessary traveling errands we got a late start - maybe 1pm, and started down the back roads drove through some amazing mountains must have been the Appalachians - not sure, but it was beautiful! Arrived in Thomson, GA last night.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The trip started on Wed. Feb. 3, 2016. Got a late start. It was raining - but not cold enough to freeze. Got myself lost near NYC and wound up taking Rt.80 to Pennsylvania. that was interesting. Drove thru, near or into the Delaware Water Gap. Then wound up driving a gorgeous winding road (rt.611) that followed the Delaware River. The scenery was stunning but the road was sort of treacherous with fog and pounding rain.
  So with all that meandering at 40 mph  and being lost, we spent the first night somewhere in Maryland.
  Back on track, we found our way thru rt.1 and 13 to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel. Continued thru the rain, rain more rain to Virginia Beach. There we had rain and lunch. After lunch at the Village Inn, decided to drive west to get a little closer to Patty and Asheville.
Spent the second night in Franklin Va.
Day three: On the road to Asheville. On track, not lost and sunny skies! Beautiful Day! Arrived at Patty's and pulled into the steep driveway at 4pm. Very steep driveway - actually couldn't make it and parked on the street. The road to Asheville is like a 4 lane Super Highway on Mohonk Mt. The Appalachians are a lot more intense than the Catskills.