Hello and welcome to part 3 of our journey to North Carolina.
With all the plans in place and chores done, it was time to pack Daisy and head down the road. We are finally getting the hang of what to and what not to pack. We look back on earlier road trips and are amazed at the needless stuff we brought under the pretense that we might need it, like a whole set of dishes and cookware. Before you know it, everything was neatly packed into Daisy and the three of us belted in and were driving down the road. We laughed because we wanted to leave the area to get away from the cold and wet weather but this day was sunny and temps rising to the 70’s. Oh well, they always say if you don’t like the weather around Rochester just wait a minute and it changes. Little did we know we would be heading into interesting weather in NC but more about that later.
We made several stops along the way to enjoy the scenery. On one stop we had fun watching a gentleman fly fishing in the town of Hornell, NY. It was fascinating watching him cast out the line as it rippled through the air and gently laying on the surface of the water with the fly at the end touching down and then snap it back to repeat all over again. We couldn’t help wondering how much practice had gone into mastering this skill. We mused over the fact if we had been the ones doing it they would have to call the rescue squad to untangle the mess of fish line from around our bodies and the hook from one of our ears.
From here it was back on the road seeing many other sites and traveling almost 14 hours covering 531 miles before settling in for the night at Raphine, Virginia. We always cover long distances our first day in effort to position ourselves in a location where the real journey begins. All along the way there was a sea of mountains around us and the scent of honeysuckle filled the air.
Well this is it for today. We hope you come back tomorrow when our journey really begins and as we share more of the USA Through Our Eyes. Until then be safe.