Red Roof Inn Hendersonville
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It has always been something I've wanted to do - visiting the southern states of the USA. It has an interesting history and is pretty as a picture. I'm told this is especially true during the autumn months when the trees turn from vibrant green to yellow, orange and reds of different hues.as this trip is the beginning of summer we won't get to experience the beautiful colours of autumn.....maybe ...
... the Art Loeb Trail (Section 2) towards Pilot Mountain. In the past, it was possible to drive up FR-229 to near the summit, but this road has been closed due to unstable condition. So we had to make the extremely steep climb up the Art Loeb Trail. To make matters worse, the trail was incredibly overgrown, so for much of the climb, we were practically bushwhacking through dense vegetation. And of course it rained ...
Went to our first Waffle House (sounds more native if you don't pronounce any of the syllables), a greasy spoon diner. All the staff were very stressed cooking our food just in front of us. People were still allowed to smoke. Felt like a diner stuck in the 80s. Found out that I'd won some money on the lotto, a small fortune at £25. Drove on to Asheville a country town on the border of North Carolina. Pulled off the freeway to do some more country driving, try to see ...
... west towards Asheville in North Carolina. Decided to get off the interstate highway because it's so boring and not what a Roadtrip should be. Because everyone travels by the freeway the old single lane country roads are mostly deserted and pass through beautiful untouched forests offering much needed shade in the 38c sun. Stopped at a river after driving over and seeing people swimming in. The place felt really rural ...
... getting pulled up the mountainside by a wrecker truck. At the final overlook, we chatted with a couple from Charlotte, NC and two from Michigan. Fun ride but the Skyline and Parkway were colossally better.
Here is the You Tube video of the road :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqtdJKM5Mfk "Hell roads - Tail of the dragon" it's the 6 minute video.
At the end of the Dragon sat ...
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