The placid French Broad River downstream of where we went river rafting. One of only two rivers in the world that flow south to north (the other is the Nile), which is evidence that it is one of the world's OLDEST rivers.
Boom! We hit the Atlantic coast June 26th 2006 June 4 - 22, 2006
Hot Springs, N.C. - Savannah, Ga. - Charleston, S.C. - Charlotte, N.C. Loop
10,856 miles to date
1,610 miles this leg
NOTE: In addition to the updated Route Map, we've made revisions to the Proposed Route Map: for now, it includes Newfoundland!
Four and a half months after leaving our Northwest home, we reached the Southeast apex of our round-the-country trip. We first saw the ... read more
North America » United States » North Carolina » Charlotte Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
We are a writer/photographer and a land-use planner from Port Townsend, Wash., who quit our jobs to take a year-long "sabbatical" for the 12 months of 2006.
Our travel vehicle was a Volkswagen Westfalia camper-van named Matilda, after the Australian phrase (and song) "Waltzing Matilda" -- meaning to hit the road with your possessions slung in a bag over your shoulder. We were glad not to be wandering on foot like those Aussie swagmen!
We had a memorable trip waltzing around the U.S. and Canada, learning as much as we could about this vast and diverse continent we call home. So glad we di... full info