North Carolina USA driving advice
Posted on Jul 01, 2013 by
Hi , esp. North Carolinians and Tennesseans (Beverly in Knoxville, thanks for your posts!); I need some advice about driving through your beautiful states...and I apologize in advance that we`re breezing through and not taking the time to enjoy it more thoroughly. We`ll be coming from a week on the Outer Banks, heading back to Madison, WI, by going west through NC to Nashville. We can make 3 stops: in or near Raleigh (about 5 hours from Hatteras), somewhere before the Smoky Mountains (Asheville? Lake Lure?), and then on to Nashville. I understand it takes about an hour to drive through the Smokies, say from Cherokee to Gatlinburg? We`ll have 2 little girls in the backseat, so a stop here and there would be good. If you need to talk me into one more day in order to see X,Y or Z, I`ll listen. My two faves, Biltmore and the Grove Park Inn, will have to wait for another visit. By the way, the first leg of the trip will include 4 more state capitals: IN, KY, WV, and VA. Then a week by the ocean!