Journey Through North Carolina – Part 31

Hello and welcome to part 31 of our journey through North Carolina.

This morning we left Wytheville KOA in Wytheville, VA at 9 a.m. and pulled an all-night drive-a-thon home arriving around 9 p.m.  As we drove it was fun reminiscing over what we saw and learned from this 3300-mile journey.  It felt good getting home though as it always does.

We feel blessed being able to travel like we do and then share our discoveries with all of you.  So many of you have embarked on the roads we are traveling and therefore we can say you have been and continue being our inspiration.  When we feel tired or overwhelmed we dig into our memory banks and hold dear to words of encouragement you have given and or may have received. 

Thank you again and hope you stayed tune for our next adventure seeing the USA Through Our Eyes.  Until then be safe and keep looking up.

usathroughoureyes

~ USA Through Our Eyes ~ Stories Told Through Words, Photographs, Videos and Sound

96 thoughts on “Journey Through North Carolina – Part 31

  1. I’m SO HAPPY to hear from you, Audrey! I was in the middle of moving when you and Tom wrapped up your last adventure, and when I came back to your blog I felt as if a dear friend had moved away and I hadn’t gotten to say goodbye. So it really makes my day to hear that all is well and that you’ll be back soon. My best to you both with your busyness and awesome happenings!

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  2. Thank you. We’ve been on break the past few months due to some wonderful things happening in our lives. We can’t wait to get back to share them and to catch up on everyone else’s travels and happenings! What a year it was!!!!!

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  3. Thank you. We’ve been on break the past few months due to some wonderful things happening in our lives. We can’t wait to get back to share them and to catch up on everyone else’s travels and happenings! What a year it was!!!!!

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  4. Hi there. Sorry for the delay in getting back. We’ve been away the past few months due to some wonderful things happening in our lives. We’ll soon be back to share them and catch up on everyone else’s journeys too.

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  5. Thank you Charu. We’ve been away from the scene these past few months because of some wonderful things happening in our life as a result of our travels. We can’t wait though to get back to share them and hear about everyone else’s travels. In the mean time please be safe.

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  6. Hi Gabe. It’s great hearing from you. All is well with us and we can’t wait to get back to share all the wonderful things that have been happening in our life these past few months and to catch up on everyone else’s journeys. In the mean time be well and be safe!

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  7. Hi Theresa. Its been a long time since we’ve been sharing and we’re getting ready to get back and share all the glorious adventures we’ve been having and to catch up on everyone else’s. In the mean time be well and know you have been such an inspiration to us.

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  8. Hello there “Priorhouse”. It is so nice having you look in on us. All is going great and soon we’ll be getting back on board again posting. We’ve had tremendous events happening in our lives and look forward to catching up. In the mean time be well!

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  9. Hi there Heide! Sorry for the long delay in getting back with you. We’ve been so busy with some awesome happenings in our life and soon we’ll be back posting again with more of the details. It is so nice hearing from you and knowing your thoughts are with us. It’ll be exciting to catch up on your blog site.

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  10. Hi Margaret. This is so thoughtful of you to check in. We’ve been so busy but we often think and talk of you. We’re getting ready to get active once again with postings of all the exciting events that have been happening. In the mean time be well and you’ll be in our prayers.

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  11. Hello Audrey! I feel terrible for having been such a stranger last fall while my husband and I were moving … I missed so many of your adventures! But now I feel even more terrible to realize I wasn’t (virtually) with you as your journey ended. I hope 2018 is off to a great start for you and Tom, and that you’ll have many more wonderful travels to savor in the year ahead. Cheers to you from Minnesota!

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  12. “When we feel tired or overwhelmed we dig into our memory banks and hold dear to words of encouragement you have given and or may have received. “ NAILEEEEED ITTTTTT!!!

    Nice post! I love the fact that you are sharing your discoveries! It encourage us to look beyond our own world!

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  13. Hi Debbie. We haven’t been there…yet. It seems there is so much to see and do there. We definitely will be going back to explore more. If you beat us there it will help us know where to go.

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  14. Did you ever visit the beaches in NC? Or Wilmington area? We’ve been trying to visit the southern NC beaches and Wilmington. But it can’t find any blog posts to see first hand. Main thing appears to be the RV/campgrounds on the southern coast we filled with “settlers” and it is hard to get a reservation! We’d love to hear about your experiences if you ventured there.

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  15. Hi Theresa. All is good. We went on a journey to Florida to check in on family in Florida and lend a hand to folks if the opportunity presented itself. The resilience of Floridians is incredible. They face these storms like they were a little rain storm and then quickly get on with their day. We just got home the other night and the trip back was so pretty as we watched the leaves change through their stages.

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  16. Thanks Madelyn for understanding. Isn’t it something how quickly the in basket pours over with wonderful post from everyone. What we appreciate is how patient everyone is when bloggers take a break or two and how we stick together and not just write people off because they haven’t commented back. We notice when we don’t see familiar bloggers posting and we get a tad worried if they are okay. Then suddenly they re-appear and there is relief knowing they are back again. We look forward to your post and others too!

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  17. Hi! Was thinking about you both today. Everything okay? I realized we hadn’t heard from you in a little while, and, just thought I’d check in with you to let you know I was thinking of you. 🙂 Hope your October is going well!

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  18. Thank you! As wonderful as it is on the road as you well know getting home is always joyful. Sorry for the delay in getting back with you but we were out on another road trip and internet was hit and miss. Now its catch up time.

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  19. Hi Ann. We understand fully how hard it is at times to keep up with so many blogs and stories by wonderful folks. We just got back ourselves from a road trip and the internet was far and in between. No we are playing catch up with our wonderful blogging community. Our trip through NC was so wonderful. Like each or our journeys we came back more blessed.

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  20. Hi Mary. Sorry for the delay in getting back with you. We just returned from another journey and had no internet. Yes we do winter camp and so enjoy it. In the region we live it seems snow last forever so camping in the winter is necessary. The difficulty however is finding campgrounds in this region that stay open during the blustery winter. A beautiful one we discovered was in Old Forge, NY. It was a winter paradise for us. It sits right on a little lake and the deer are everywhere as are many other animals. You would love it for sure.

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  21. Oeps, I saw this last blog from the amazing journey and no comment from me, *shame*. I was all the time driving with you, Emma and Daisy and I love it. 3300-,mile is a very long trip, and than it is nice to come home again. All the photos, video’s and story’s being so beautiful and interesting. Waiting for the next journey, love from me to you both, and afcorse Emma, and ofcorse a paw from Mandy.

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  22. I have so enjoyed your travels through one of my favorite states – thanks for taking me along. I think I’ve missed a few, so I’ll be back to play catch up. I hope things are going well in Florida.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  23. Do you do any winter camping? I don’t remember if you do. I want to camp this winter in Louisiana, New Mexico, and Arizona but I noticed that temps drop into freezing even in the southern areas. I know a lot of people camp during the winter. Most of the time I gather it might not be an issue but for those exceptional nights, do you have any suggestions. Are there any campgrounds in those areas that you would suggest?

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  24. Lovely photos again, and just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your adventures again. I “took a leaf” from your book in my recent series on “Daily Life,” to help explain to others what it’s like to be in my shoes … and your writing is always inspiring, Tom & Audrey! 🙂

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