Friday, January 8, 2010
On the Road - Maryland to Georgia Jan 6th-7th
Time for the first big leg of our roadtrip - getting from the DC area down to Atlanta. We wanted to take the scenic route through Shanandoah National Park, which has one of the most amazing driving roads through the mountains in the USA. Unfortunately, it was closed due to the snow so we had to take the interstates, nevertheless I-81 is one of the prettiest routes down through the east coast.
Over the two days we went through Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and finally down into Georgia. We made a couple of stops, at Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville, stayed the night in Colonial Heights (some tiny ass town in Tennessee), Asheville, went through Spartanburg, and Greenville.
Interstate billboards are also very interesting - especially the increase in billboards advertising guns, weaponry and $2.95 bales of hay (we will definitely get some of this) as we got further south.