Recently, we shot down to Durham, North Carolina to find a home to rent until we buy one.
Leaving our little hometown of North East, PA at 9:00 am we made good time straight down I79, through Pittsburgh and right into West Virginia. The sun was out and the temperature climbed, the farther south we went.
I love the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia. These mountains give scenic views, recreational fun (hiking, kayaking, rafting, camping, etc.) and valuable resources.
In Virginia, we went through two tunnels. I love tunnels! For me, they are scary and at the same time exciting. I imagine racing through the tunnel before the massive weight of the mountain above crushes us…
Eight hours from departing, we finally reached North Carolina! Our new state in a matter of weeks.
The first rest stop after crossing the Virginia/North Carolina border on I77 is a sight to behold. It is very shaded and beautifully landscaped with picnic tables inviting you to linger and stretch your legs.
You also may see a variety of vehicles. Check this one out!
The mountains in North Carolina are pretty spectacular, too. My favorite has to be Stone Mountain with its dome of exposed granite.
On our way back, we had to drive through early morning fog.
The tunnel came up before we knew it because of the dense fog.
And the rain in Pennsylvania gave us an awesome rainbow!
What a beautiful trip!
Has anyone else driven through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia or North Carolina? I’d love to hear about it.