#012 – Oh Deer! Trip back home from Overland Expo

#012 – Oh Deer! Trip back home from Overland Expo

Our main lesson we learned from our trip East this year was that two weeks was entirely too fast. It’s not about the destination, it’s about enjoying the journey. Even though we felt the pressure of meeting the deadline to get back to our home base, we made sure to take some time off work and concentrated on sightseeing. 

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In this episode, we talk about our travels from the Biltmore Estate after Overland Expo East 2017 back to Springfield, MO.

It’s not an adventure unless there are a few challenges. 

 

Episode Highlights

  • Long meandering drive leaving the Biltmore Estate
  • First day, only drove 30 miles
  • Rested and worked a bit at Asheville East KOA
  • Began our journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Great slow speed. Parkway speed limit is only 45 mpg
  • Plenty of pull-offs for scenic overlooks
  • First drive since installing the crafted heat shield and replacing the #3 injector on the Jeep at Overland Expo
  • Linville Falls campground was amazing…peaceful and beautiful
  • Mt Mitchell, North Carolina – the highest point east of the Mississippi
  • Meandered our way toward Virginia on back roads
  • Stayed at Grayson Highlands State Park and enjoyed the wild ponies
  • Hiked to the highest point in Virginia, Mt. Rogers
  • Hike was 9+ miles with some of it on the Appalachian Trail
  • Procrastinating on returning, decided to stay at Cumberland Gap 
  • Had wonderful internet, so we stayed an extra day to catch up on some work 
  • Downside, clouds had rolled in and we had terrible solar
  • Headed home and pushed ourselves and drove 700+ miles in one day, 55 mph 

Oh deer! Then it happened at 12:05 a.m. just 150 miles from home.

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