Road Trip: Detour

Road Trip: Detour

I thought that while we were on our road trip, I’d have plenty of time in the evenings to edit photos and update my blog. Well, I turned out to be completely wrong. Our road trip turned out to be a process of waking up early in the morning and driving half the day, with jam-packed sight-seeing in the afternoon/evening and then dinner. By the time we would make it to a hotel, I was exhausted and in no condition to be blogging.

So now I’m playing catch up. I left off in Charleston, and our next stop was Asheville, NC before heading through the Great Smokies.

We stopped quite a bit on the road to Asheville, getting distracted by picturesque, country scenery. Or maybe it was just me who was distracted by it and constantly stopping. And when Edwin saw the sign for Columbia, we ended up making a detour so we could gawk at the Conferderate flag in front of the state capitol.

Some photos from the day:

I just can’t get enough of those country photos. Looks like maybe I haven’t been the only one.
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What is bushhogging? I still need to look it up…
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And I actually did kind of get on someone’s front lawn for this one.
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I spotted this sign from the highway and made Edwin drive back so I could get a better look. Turns out it’s homemade!
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Arriving at the state capitol
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I thought this was going to be much more dramatic and controversial, but I can totally see why they have the flag flying since it’s part of a memorial to the Confederate Army soldiers. It wasn’t quite as bad as people make it out to be.
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And then after all those diversions, we finally got back on the road. Biltmore House, here we come!

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