Carolina In Our Car

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Like every other trip we've taken, this one went by very quickly. Despite that--and despite me getting sick part of the time--this was another interesting journey. The shot accompanying this blog is of Carl Sandburg's home called Connemara, outside Flat Rock, North Carolina. It goes back to the late 1830s and was first owned by Christopher Memminger, who was Secretary of the Confederate Treasury under Jefferson Davis. It typifies the serene settings we saw in many places on this trip.

In addition to a wonderful road trip through the Carolinas and into Georgia, we also visited two great American historic sites on the way home. The first was in Dayton, Tennessee, site of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial (see our blog for more info) and also the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home site in Southern Indiana. This is the place where Abe Lincoln grew up and in all likelihood, looks much as it did when he was a boy. While it's run by the National Park Service, we feel it's an underrated site and worth visiting, even though it's off the beaten path...which makes it all the more attractive!

Enjoy these pictures and blog updates from another great part of our country!


  • Howdy From Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!
  • Lookout Mountain, Monkey's Uncles And Lincoln
Trip Start Apr 30, 2012
Trip End May 12, 2012

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