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Old 03-03-2013, 05:12 AM   #61
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The coon dog cemetery in NW Alabama is a must see if you're in the area too -



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Old 03-03-2013, 05:43 AM   #62
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:49 AM   #63
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RC Cola and a Moon Pie. I'm not sure if you can still find RC Colas or not, but if not Bubba Cola will be a good substitute.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:57 PM   #64
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Based on the advice here, I think I will do this trip in mid June. Two weeks should give us enough time that we won't be rushed, and can explore off our route when opportunities present themselves.

I have just about firmed up my loop, and it looks like this:

Fly into Atlanta, GA
Macon, GA
Savannah, GA
Charleston, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC
Wilmington, NC
Raleigh, NC
Greensboro, NC
Boone, NC
Ashville, NC
Franklin, NC
Chattanooga, TN
Lynchburg, TN
Nashville, TN
Birmingham, AL
Fly out of Atlanta, GA

I'm thinking I should get an ADV sticker for the back of the rental car, just to see if I can get some salutes...
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #65
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Based on the advice here, I think I will do this trip in mid June. Two weeks should give us enough time that we won't be rushed, and can explore off our route when opportunities present themselves.

I have just about firmed up my loop, and it looks like this:

Fly into Atlanta, GA
Macon, GA
Savannah, GA
Charleston, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC
Wilmington, NC
Raleigh, NC
Greensboro, NC
Boone, NC
Ashville, NC
Franklin, NC
Chattanooga, TN
Lynchburg, TN
Nashville, TN
Birmingham, AL
Fly out of Atlanta, GA

I'm thinking I should get an ADV sticker for the back of the rental car, just to see if I can get some salutes...
Lots of driving. Should be a good tour though. Be careful in Asheville, you might get confused and think you are back in Cali.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #66
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Lots of driving. Should be a good tour though. Be careful in Asheville, you might get confused and think you are back in Cali.
After a quick search, I see what you mean; sustainable this, gluten free that, and hippies! You guys better contain that now, before it gets out of hand like the Left Coast.

I may have to check out the view from the top of Chimney Rock, too.

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #67
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Hahaha. Asheville is a rather liberal town. Your agenda looks pretty dang good. Hit me up when you come thru Chattanooga.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:42 PM   #68
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Holler at me on the way into Nashville.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:32 PM   #69
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I may have to check out the view from the top of Chimney Rock, too.
Tourist trap and eat up with unfriendly police. 20 years ago ok, not so much now. It is pretty, but...
For my own part I'd consider staying on the BRP all the way to the end (Cherokee, NC), then run up to Clingman's Dome in Smoky Mtn Nat'l Park. It's free, quite a few visitors but not commercial. The view is better imho.

One view of the 360 degrees available


Asheville... Yeah the commie pinkos are trying to take over, but for your purposes there are several brew pubs available to make it through one visit. Biltmore House is expensive. Before I retar'd I had a job for several years hauling tractor trailer loads of garbage from Asheville to the dump down here. Saw a car with an aging (i should talk) hippie br er woman in it, the old Audi was held together with bumper stickers. I passed and noticed one that said 'Hate Is Not A Family Value'. She passed back and I saw one that said 'The Road To Hell Is Paved With Republicans'. No hate there
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #70
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Has too,... New Hampshire, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois all have NASCAR... Utah, California, Arizona, as well. Not your traditional "Southern" states.
Last summer I received free tickets to a race in (Joliet) Illinois. I couldn't believe the number of empty seats.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #71
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Several BBQ places in Greensboro - Stameys seems to be most popular.
Natty Greens' downtown is local brew pub well worth the visit. I'll buy ya a beer.
Lexington NC is the bbq capital of the state, at a minimum.

Not sure I'd recommend visiting Raleigh or Greensboro area, probably a waste of vacation time. Wilmington, Beaufort, New Bern, Asheville area will better uses of your time.

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #72
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This is BBQ.....






I am close to Franklin NC if you want to look me up when you come through.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:51 AM   #73
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There are so many generous offers from you guys. I really appreciate it, and look forward to meeting some of you along the way.

I've got another question about motorsports. I talked to a guy who lives in eastern Tennessee, and he mentioned seeing posters for a week long motorsports festival happening later this year. He said there would be truck pulls, mud drags, drag racing, and a bunch of other stuff.

I cannot remember what it is called, since I didn't have a pencil to write it down. I'm not sure it is in TN, but it is likely close. Anyone know what/when it is?
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