Our road trip has continued with our drive south down the east coast from Washington, DC to Lake Worth, FL. This has been a fantastic journey so far as we continue to see more wonderful friends and family members and have seen some beautiful scenery and wildlife.
We stayed with some incredible friends on the North Carolina coast. Their apartment was steps from the beautiful seashore and we immensely enjoyed our few days there. As I have said before, visiting these spots in the off season has added an extra layer of relaxation and serenity. We often had the beach to ourselves and enjoyed the peace and solitude (and also got our choice of the best shells!). We saw some incredible sunsets, did some much needed van organizing, visited the lovely town of Beaufort, and explored historic Fort Macon and the surrounding state park. Thanks to our amazing tour guides for the amazing experience!
We then spent some time in the lovely city of Asheville, NC where we stayed in an amazing geodesic dome at the charming Asheville Glamping, owned by one of Steve’s awesome friends.
In North Carolina, we enjoyed beautiful mountain scenery along the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as the stunning flowing water of Looking Glass Falls and the 360 degree views from one of the Appalachian Trail’s famous spots called Max Patch.
We also spent some time enjoying the city of Asheville with delicious breakfast at Biscuit Head, yummy sour beers at Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium, and a lovely 3 mile roundtrip walk up to the Omni Grove Park Inn where we saw sweeping mountain views and relaxed by a giant stone fireplace.
We continued south to spend some wonderful time with a dear friend in Atlanta. We got to peek in on her charming life and apartment and enjoyed quality time catching up and sharing stories from our journey so far. This trip has really reminded me about many of the amazing people in my life that I don’t see nearly enough.
From there we continued on to South Carolina and Florida to spend a week with our amazing family. We relaxed, walked nature trails, ate amazing food, and drank great beer. We saw some incredible wildlife including alligators, birds, and turtles. Here are some photos taken by the talented Stephen Walasavage at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands.
It has been a whirlwind month packed with amazing people and we have already made so many incredible memories. We cannot wait to continue our journey and we are still very open to suggestions and recommendations from all of you on where to go and what to see!