The Inn at I'On
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... worried that the ride would be too much for it. John, became more and more desperate and as we were literally at the front and ready to 'board' the ride he took off out through an exit door and we didn't see him until later. Inside the castle it was great and Andreas and Patrick tried to fill me in on things we saw. Really well done and i did recognise things from the one Harry Potter movie i can remember having seen. The portraits hanging on the walls with moving people inside for ...
... up maps of Tennessee and on we went.
We plotted a lunchstop on the new map, and in due course had our picnic at a very nice mown rest area with spotless loos.
That left an hour or so to Asheville and we passed through/over the Appalachian Mountains which form the border Tennesee / North Carolina States. They are a pretty impresive range, bush clad and rugged. The Smokey Mountains are the part we pass over/through en route, the very long run downhill ...
... most of the way. Nothing interesting to report there. About 70 miles out of Charleston, we turned onto Rt. 17 which brought us NE to the city. It was an unremarkable drive at first. We drove through about 40 miles of construction. It didn't slow us down much, but it had us weaving back and forth from the left side to the right, one-way over to two-way and back to one-way traffic, past piles of Carolina red ...
... 8230;as well as it all tying into Nicholas Sparks stuff since I had been in New Bern where he lives…just felt like fate and that I was destined to be there right then and there with all of it.
The next morning, I check out early as I was heading to Savannah and wanted to arrive at a decent hour. It was only a 2 hour drive or so to Savannah so after talking one last walk around the streets and enjoying the morning, I left Charleston and drove around Mount Pleasant which ...
... only are Republicans everywhere ( Newt 2012 sticker on suits abound) but there are Fox news people hanging out with them. So we sit in the bar at the hotel and eavesdrop. Now, Ken is struggling with keeping his mouth shut; he keeps wanting to "set them straight". I am doing my best to convince him that there is no setting them straight. Now he is talking about voting tomorrow. I think I will have to vote ...
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