Perhaps I will actually get to North Carolina on one of these blog entries. For the fast trip there and back, see my Down Da Road I Go Blog. This blog goes into just a "bit" more detail.
Checked out of the motel and headed south on the road to reach US-33 which was only about eight miles. Then headed southeast to West Virginia. I started noticing green grass. Always a great sign that spring is here. Trees still bare, though.
This new US-33 was a lot different from the last time we took it back in the 1970s. Back then it was an extremely twisting, uphill and downhill, go-through-every little town, hit every stoplight, get-behind every slow-moving vehicle or piece of farm machinery, kind of road. We HATED it and swore we'd never-ever drive it again. And, until this year, we hadn't. For hurry-up-and-get-there folks like us, this was sure misery.
But, things change. We got hooked on 66 and then all the other "Back Roads." Now driving that 1970s road would be a destination, not something to avoid.
But, now, US-33, is almost like an interstate most of the way, even the two-lane portions.