Sleep Inn & Suites Mount Olive
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Beautiful morning for coffee on the deck... and then a 40-mile drive west to Ron's house in between Selma and Kenly. This area is on the edge of North Carolina's Sandy Lowlands and was a prime tobacco growing region. Ron's family has lived in this area for generations. His great-grandparents' original 1880's home and other ...
Got off the outer banks today but made the school boy error of not booking the ferry.
The island has been cut off for 2 days and the US tourists are running scared and heading for home.
Got to the ferry and they said it was full and booked solid for several days. This meant retracing our steps for 100's of miles.
Bill did his level best at smoozing but the ferryman was having none of it. We weren't getting on.
Right at the last minute ...
... 301 to Wilson and then some smaller roads to Kinston. The place is nice, there are many mansions but the center of the town is a bit depressing. Just a few shops seem to be open; many seem to be closed for a long time and there's not much movement.
Today was a long day: a little over 24 hrs of flying. Time has come I had to return home. Full of emotions all over the place, but once I stepped on the plane in Sydney to return, I began to think of my family, and close friends and all I have that has been waiting for,me to come home. There are so many sorties, so much I have seen and heard and photos-- oh ...
Today is Wendy's birthday!
Today we pressed south, out of Maryland, past Washington and on through Virginia and in to North Carolina, passing several civil war battlefields and crossing the Potomac and Allegheny rivers. We followed in reverse part of a route we did last year when we traveled from the IIMC conference in Nashville to Washington via Roanoke and Fredericksburg.
This by the way leads to ...
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