Boston → Cape Cod → New York → Philadelphia → Virginia Beach → Charlotte → Nashville
It took us a little over 5 hours to drive to Charlotte, where we stayed with one of our friends – Matthew’s roommate and high school buddy. I am just now realizing that I didn’t take any photos of our time in Charlotte. But I’ll tell you this – the food and beer scene there is very impressive. To kick off the night, we took the train to South End and went to Wooden Robot Brewery which was hoppin’ with people (and good beer). For food, we stopped at Seoul Food Meat Company, a rustic Korean BBQ restaurant and bar that was absolutely delicious. And of course, for dessert, we had Jeni’s Ice Cream. Still up and coming, but constantly growing, Charlotte is definitely worth visiting!
The next morning, Matthew and I drove from Charlotte to Nashville – the final stretch of our road trip. We stopped in Asheville to get coffee (and to show Matthew the cute little town) and drove through the beautiful Smoky Mountains until we finally arrived in Nashville.
That’s actually where Matthew left me and I met up with my girlfriends. We had planned the trip a while back and I had decided to combine it with our road trip since I would already be on the east coast. So Matthew’s vacation was over, but I had a few more days left in mine 🙂
Our Nashville trip was everything you could have expected. From eating delicious fried chicken (particularly @ The Row Nashville) and singing country music at the top of our lungs in the bars to drinking too much on a bike bar and never truly getting enough sleep. It was the perfect way to end my east coast road trip.
What a trip.
All the food, the culture, the people, and the different scenes really tired us out by the end of it all.
So many things could have gone wrong, but we got lucky enough that the worst thing that happened was the poor weather we had in New York. And for that, I am beyond thankful.
Next road trip: West Coast??