Thursday, March 23
For those that think my passion for exploring backroads always means a dusty/bumpy adventure, let me offer up, what I think is, one of the best backroad driving experiences in the US. Everyone should give it try at least once - The Blue Ridge Parkway is both a National Parkway an All-American Road and America's longest (469 miles) linear park rolled into one. It's the ultimate backroad as it winds itself through North Carolina and Virginia.
After our Parkway run I dropped Don off in Christiansburg, Virginia. Yup, we both survived another adventure (62 days, 10,000 miles), are still friends and plan to do it again!
Tuesday, March 21
Back in July of 2014 I had just picked up my completed van conversion and needed somewhere to camp that first night - so I headed just down the road to the North Mills River Campground in the Pisgah National Forest, near Asheville NC.
Tonight I'm spending night number 569 in the van and I'm back at Mills River - it certainly doesn't seem that long ago! Lots of memories, stories, and friends made while out traveling the backroads - with, hopefully, more to come. To those of you with the patience to read this blog, I hope you've enjoyed the ride so far!
Remember: Whatever roads you travel in life, make sure to include some backroads and dirt paths. Make some unplanned turns. Take an occasional road to nowhere. And, try to slow down and Take The Long Way - it sure is fun!