Happy to learn you enjoyed your trip. I'm exhausted just reading about it.
Talk about some speed tourism!
My wife and I have scheduled a trip for the third week in May which goes into
the "Smokey" at a much more leisurely pace. All distances are approximate and
rounded off to the nearest 10 miles.
Atlanta to Gatlinburg, 220 mi. (I know short cuts and how to avoid Pidgeon
In Gatlinburg for 3 days, with side trips and running around of maybe 200 mi.
Gatlinburg to Asheville, over the mountains and up the Blue Ridge Parkway: 180
In Asheville for three days, with side trips and running around of maybe 200 mi.
Back to Atlanta, 230 mi.
This 9-day VACATION is going cover maybe a little over 1000 miles, almost
certainly less than 1200. Just thinking about 2400 miles in 4 1/2 days causes
me to want to take a nap. Come back when you have more time. And try to make
it to Charleston next time. You won't regret it.
"Anything more than 500 yards from
the car just isn't photogenic." --
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From: "Komtanoo Pinpimai" <romerun@xxxxxxxxx>
> Hi, thanks for your kindness, we've just got back from the trip. We've
> been to d.c, hatteras, ocracoke, asheville, the smokey, but not the
> SC, since we were too tired of non-stop driving. We didn't see much in
> hatteras and ocracoke because of the continuous raining in the area,
> however, ocracoke must be a definitely beautiful island in the sunny
> day. We rank Asheville as one of the best city to live, beautiful
> buildings, quietness, has many attractions such as black mountain and
> baltimore estate. I spent at least 10 of my rolls on the unique
> McDonald in the city. Smokey in this month has white snow covered on
> its zenith like that of a Japanese mountain, Fujiyama. The new found
> gap is very busy because people are exciting of such the great view.
> We would want to stay longer at each stop, but our schedules don't
> permit, we had gone from Chicago to outter bank and back to the start,
> over 2400+ miles in 4.5 days, feeling so tired. I'll select some good
> pics to post on the list then.
> On 3/20/06, Geilfuss Charles <Charles.Geilfuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Kem,
> > If you are coming to Charleston, SC you will be in my hometown. I
> > will
> be happy to offer any advice on the local attractions. There are too many to
> list here in a timely fashion. E-mail me off List and I will send you a phone
> number where I can be reached.
> > Charlie
> > Charles.Geilfuss at HCAhealthcare.com
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: olympus-owner@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:olympus-owner@xxxxxxxxxx]On
> > Behalf Of Komtanoo Pinpimai
> > Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 12:07 PM
> > To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [OM] north/south carolina
> > Hi,
> > I'm going to north/south carolina, reseaching for cool places to stop.
> > Outter bank/cape hatteras sounds promising, what to do there besides
> > fishing on beach ?
> > Does it worth to ferry a car from hatteras to cape outlook ?
> > Other places in NC ?
> > Not any idea for south carolina yet.
> > -thanks
> > kem
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