Road trip day 5
Our road trip is going wonderfully. Nashville was a pleasant success, like I already mentioned. We spent the last day in Asheville, North Carolina. It's a great little town tucked under the Smokey Mountains. It's a little pocket of old hippies, college kids, new agers, and gay families. The city has a great downtown/ city center filled with organic, vegetarian cafes, locally owned, fair trade shops, and organic, sustainable clothing stores. I haven't downloaded any pictures from my camera yet.
What have I learned so far on our (almost) cross country road trip?
1. Lots and lots and lots of people live in trailer homes.
2. My husband doesn't trust me to drive.
Me: why don't you let me drive? I can drive you know. I have my license.
Him: well, I'm not sure you should. You know, you haven't driven much since the big accident.
Me: what? I didn't get in an accident.
Him: I know but thats what they always say in racing movies.
Me: um, ok...
Him: no, it's fine. I'll drive.
3. Brother/ sister dynamics don't change (after watching my Aunt, Uncle, and Dad together). Annoying each other on purpose is just part of being siblings- even in your 50's.
4. Talk radio kicks music's ass during long road trips (thank you, Joe Rogan).
5. Dollywood in the Smokey Mountains costs $60/ person to get in. Come on, Dolly. I love you but not $120 worth.
6. I am so thankful we only have one kid right now. Eva is doing great on the trip but it would be a lot harder with an additional personality on board.
7. People listening to live music in the hotel bar area are not amused by a wound up 18 month old climbing all over the chairs and running up and down the stairs.
8. Having a tv in the car is worth whatever extra money we paid for it.
9. We are fairly out of touch having grown up in Southern California and Hawaii. Why are there big rolls of hay rolled up in the middle of the fields?
10. Basements are the shizz. California is really missing out. I am kind of sad I went 29 year without experiencing one. I want a killer basement in our next house.