A Look Back At My Road Trip

So today I finally returned home from my 2000 mile road trip. I drove through Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

There wasn’t much noteworthy about Illinois. The roads were a little torn up and there were some crazy Illinois drivers. Other than that it was mostly a snow-covered land of flatness not very different from Wisconsin. Toll roads are annoying.

Indiana was also very flat. Most of the state had snow. The people seemed friendly and I enjoyed my stay in Scottsburg. It’s a little town less than half the size of the city I live in, but because it’s an interstate town they have lots of hotels and restaurants. I’m a little jealous. I love that type of town because there’s not a lot of traffic and they’re easy to get in and out of.

Kentucky weirded me out a little. I think I stopped three or four times in the state and never once came across a nice restroom. They were so disgusting that it made me glad I’m a guy. Heh. I hated driving around Louisville because all the lanes and exits and such were extremely confusing and nerve-wracking. Plus, some crazy Kentuckians flipped me off because they wanted to go about 90mph in a 70 zone and I was temporarily in their way for about 15 seconds while I passed a semi.

The part of Tennessee I was in was very mountainous and hard to drive around. The interstate I needed to cross over to North Carolina was closed because they had a landslide last October and apparently still have not cleared it. I ended up taking some small back-road highway all the way to North Carolina. I passed through a town called French Broad. No, I’m not kidding. Anyway, that little detour added about two hours to my trip that day.

North Carolina seemed pretty. There were mountains and such. By the way, if you’re ever in North Carolina, DON’T SPEED. I saw about a half dozen cars pulled over, including three right in a row.

I like South Carolina. It was surprisingly easy to drive in Rock Hill and there are lots of places to eat and go shopping and stuff. My hotel was easy to get to. Leah and I also went to Kings Mountain State Park which was quite fun. :)

I wasn’t in Virginia terribly long. There were pretty mountains which were fun to see. That’s about all I noticed. Heh.

West Virginia was just awful. It was wet, slushy and snowy. They have the worst drivers I have ever seen in my entire life. I’m kind of hoping I never have to go through West Virginia again because I really didn’t like it.

So those are my thoughts on the states I drove through. I think the road trip would’ve been more fun during the summer when the weather is nicer and the scenery is prettier. But it was by far the biggest adventure I’ve ever been on. When I look at the map it’s almost hard to believe I did all that driving.


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  1. WV is awful to drive through 24/7. I drove through there once and will be GLAD to drive hours out of my way to avoid going through there again.

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