We left Metuchen around 4:30 AM Saturday August 9th, everything was smooth sailing until we reached exit 8 on 287 and realized we forgot a few vital items at Andrea's house such as back up batteries. SOOO we had to turn around and we didn't ACTUALLY leave Metuchen until around 5 a m.
|Our Lucky Barbie Dream Catcher|
Our first stop and destination for the end of the day was Asheville, North Carolina. We booked an airbnb somewhere in the outskirts of the city and planned to meet with some locals to talk about art for the documentary.
We followed the map that AAA provided us with and it helped us out a TON- we didn't have to waste battery and data on the GPS on our phones which was great.
|Blue Ridge Mountains|
We took turns driving, about 3-4 hours each, PA was easy because we were just pumped to be on the road, once we hit West Virginia and Virginia we were ready to just nap and get to where we needed to go. VIRGINIA IS SO BIG OH MY GOD!! So many cows, so many fields, so many cars.
About 1/4 way into Virginia, around 1 pm Rosie checked how far we actually were from Asheville, and we were far. Destination time was estimated at 6 pm- the event we wanted to go to with the locals of Asheville ended at 5 pm, so since we were no longer able to make it, we figured, hey… when in Virginia, do as the tourists do... and we visited Natural Bridge!
Afterward we hit the road again and fell in love with Tennessee! The most lively state out of all the ones we drove through by far- and the mountains are just amazing. I can't speak for Rosie, but I fell in love with a mountain today… Wait, I just checked... yeah, Rosie fell in love with a mountain today too.
The rest of the ride to NC was super cloudy, foggy, and rained on and off. Our shelter for the night was quite a drive outside of Asheville which we didn't really realize, but it was the most beautiful drive ever. We drove 2,000 ft up a mountain to this lovely little house (we will document the drive in the morning because it's actually insane…. WE DROVE THROUGH CLOUDS)
|You Can Book A Stay Here on Airbnb "Mid-Century Barn Sleepover... YES!"|
We HIGHLY Recommend it for a nice mountain getaway in NC.
This home is magnificent, the hosts, Brenda and Mo, are just so nice and they greeted us with home made oreos. Where we are staying looks straight out of a movie! Now that it is morning and we are well rested, we will be starting our day exploring Asheville and heading toward TN where we will meet with Jeanne Brady and others at the Appalachian Center for Crafts!
Peace and thanks for sharing this experience with us, guys!
Andrea + Rosie