Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Road Trip 2k10: Legs Two and Three

Coming atcha live from Atlanta, Georgia, this is 11/13, 11/14:

Great Dismal Swamp-North Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Not much to show from Atlanta, but tomorrow brings great Southern opportunity [and wonderment on my part] as we drive through Alabama and Mississippi right on down to New Orleans. I feel like this is all happening too fast to take in. Cruise control and Trader Joe's trail mix and iPod playlists and so much highway are swallowing me up. I always thought it'd be easy to write about this experience, but it's really not. I don't know how I feel about any of this. It's entirely surreal to be moving so far away, but it still feels like a vacation. I know how I feel about one thing, though, and that is the Name Your Own Price deal on Priceline.com–I wish they were paying me to say this, but they're not. It's UNBELIEVABLE! We stayed in a gorgeous hotel in downtown Charleston for $50 less than the regular rates AND just got a room in the French Quarter in New Orleans for a THIRD of the price. A THIRD!

So much of the country really looks the same, it's a little bit depressing. Maybe that's unfair because I haven't even left the East Coast yet, really, but rural South Carolina looks a lot like rural, upstate New York. 

More later in the week, but for now keep checking in on Twitter for pictures from the road!



Allison said...

Photos are beautiful! Sounds like an amazing adventure.

Randall said...

Great pictures. My time in Charleston was all about funerals, never really got to take a proper look. This sort of makes me think I should give it another go.

And no, there's not much to show in Atlanta. And airport. A mall.

I'm glad you're enjoying your trip.

Adria said...

Allison-Thank you! It really WAS an adventure!

Randall-You should go back, it is an unbelievably cool city. Atlanta is pretty strip-mall-ish, but still not bad for a very metropolitan area. It has its perks.