As we crossed into North Carolina the car was filled with us all yelling "WE MADE IT ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!!!" because we did. We started out on this adventure in California and finally made it to an Eastern coastal state. We may not have actually seen the Atlantic Ocean but we had made it from one state on one coast to another state on the opposite coast, it's a big deal!
|that sign says "Welcome to North Carolina"|
|Driving up to the mansion|
|Fountain (without running water)|
|Gargoyle on the mansion|
|another figure on the mansion|
We spent the night driving back to Nashville. It was a long drive back but no one complained, too much.
I've learned from this trip that we are definitely a driving family. We love our road trips. After we returned we looked up how far other places we want to visit are from here and nothing is really more than 10 hours or so. Which, may seem like a long drive to some but doesn't seem too bad to us. When we were home in California we made 14 hour (more like 16 to 18 hour) trips to Portland, Oregon several times so we aren't strangers to long car rides.
We are excited for many more road trips!