Blog Post - NC Trip Report

2,800 miles
9 days
8 different Whole Foods
5 states
2 laundromats
1 flat tire

Our road trip to North Carolina went really well. We felt like we had been planning this trip for years. Everything about this road trip was planned. We knew that we wanted to not rush it and try and take our time. Our goal was to arrive in North Carolina on the ninth day. We planned on camping out in back of our truck a few nights. We ended up camping out one night and staying at a decent hotel instead. Seemed like it took forever driving through Texas. 

 

Our little girl did very well on the drive. We basically took all her toys with us so she will have things to do. We were also thankful for a good friend that gave her a giant bag full of activities and small toys all wrapped in tissue paper with notes on them. By the way, she maybe slept just a few hours in the car the entire 9 days! 

Before we left we mapped out the different Whole Foods Markets we can stop by. We nearly stopped at every single one. A couple of the nights we stayed at an AirBNB in Austin and Nashville. They both were great places to stay and cheaper than a hotel. As we were coming into Austin my front tire began to lose air. So we spent the first half of the day finding a place that would fix the flat quickly. Luckily we did! Standing in front of a tire shop while it began to rain wasn't how I wanted  to remember Austin. But man we were having too much fun! 

Towards the last couple of days we were ready to get home. On the last morning headed home I got pulled over by a state trooper. Said I was driving carelessly! Then he said he was going to have his police dog sniff around for narcotics! He was the nicest cop ever. He ended up giving me a warning and saying basically that he pulled me over because his dog needed stretch his legs. Only two hours from our house I got a phone call from our neighbor saying there has been some people driving through our property in 4x4 truck and destroying our property. We were expecting the worst! I mean we were two hours away and we get a phone call like that! 

We made it to our new place in nine days! No signs of a truck trashing our place! Looked like just as I left it 6 months prior. The first 20 minutes we arrived we met 2 neighbors and saw a snake! Overall the trip was a success and we would definitely do it again!