Friday, April 5, 2013

NC Bound Spring 2013: March 20th-- Green, Green Grass and a New 33

MARCH 20TH

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.

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