Category Archives: North Carolina

The Friends and Family Plan…Durham Version.

Most of our trips have been structured around events with specific dates such as Mardi Gras, the Kentucky Derby, a family reunion, or an out-of-town wedding.  The events give us a place to be and a time to be there, … Continue reading

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The Wedding

The idea for this road trip sprang from our desire to attend two far away events that were one week apart.  The first event, the wedding of my second cousin once removed (the bride’s mother’s father and my father were … Continue reading

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Hello Doctor King….

We knew that traveling with Wilma would completely change the nature of our cross-country excursions. On this trip we would be trading museums for dog parks, national parks for state parks, premium downtown hotels for suburban mid-market pet-friendly accommodations, sleeping … Continue reading

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Sorry, the Fort is Closed!

We woke up Sunday with the intention of making a quick drive south to visit the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Historic park.  Brunswick Town was a pre-Revolutionary port near the mouth of the Cape Fear River that was destroyed by the … Continue reading

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Our time in Wilmywood

Wilmington has proven to be a great place for us to rest, regroup, and prepare for the second half of our trip.  Staying in the heart of the historic district has given us easy access to dozens of cafes, shops, … Continue reading

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U..V..A……..Let’s Go HOOS!

We originally planned to spend 2 nights in Charlottesville, giving us just enough time to visit Monticello and the University of Virginia (UVA) campus.  Reservations were made, the itinerary set. Several weeks later, while planning our trip through Georgia and … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey vs. Last of the Mohicans.

Arrived in Asheville, North Carolina late Sunday afternoon and got settled into our cozy downtown studio. Don’t be alarmed by the apparent rough surroundings, it’s actually quite comfortable and located in the middle of a fairly vibrant dining area. Tuesday … Continue reading

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