Today I decided to bring everyone back into Charlotte earlier than expected. I made some decisions last night that I…
Mileage for day 130282 miles traveled.
Odometer reading: 32,484.
Fields with hay rolls drying out in the fields. You can spot the farmhouse in the background, just before the mountains. This was a common site along Western North Carolina.
We just dined at a cool wing dive that Ant knew about. Ted's Famous Kickin' Chicken. YUM lunch, now back on the open road.
A cool wing spot Ant used to frequent when he was younger with some friends. Good wings!
Freg ordered a chopped salad for lunch from Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken. Freg’s massive salad ended up being too much food for him, so he had to pack up about half. The salad included chopped chicken, tomatoes, cheese, croutons, bacon, and somewhere under there lettuce.
Carolyn ordered ten regular wings from Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken. The flavor was called regular but there was still some heat in that sauce. The wings had a nice flavor.
Ant ordered a chicken tender sandwich from Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken. Talk about a sandwich; the tenders were dipped in wing sauce and the coleslaw was BBQ slaw. Ant must have been hungry, because he ate the whole thing.
Fried, cheesy jalapeno poppers from Famous Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken started out lunch off. These guys were delicious, however, when we first bit into them extremely hot melted cheddar cheese almost burned your tongue off.
The awesome dive that is Ted’s Famous. We all enjoyed our lunch and the ambiance from Ted’s this afternoon. Neat little spot.
A beautifully dilapidated church where nature seems to be winning out. The brick and the worn entrance give this church some character.
The rocks around the base of Pilot Mountain have been worn smooth and almost look like ripples of water.
Carolyn’s rear end as she checks out a cubby hole in Pilot Mountain. We just wanted to see if we could find some gold or other treasures.
The sun rays just crest into the corner of Pilot Mountain. There is no climbing up these faces, so the lichen is free to grow.
A large reptile friend scampering about this morning. The lizard’s camouflage really helps blend him into the tree.
We decided Pilot Mountain looks like a big button that someone needs to push. A nice little day hike around the base of Pilot started off our morning.
From an overlook at Pilot Mountain we could see down onto a freshly plowed field. The white farmhouse sits to the left of the property.
A view from an overlook at Pilot Mountain. It was neat looking down and seeing farm property cut out of all the trees.
A nice Quality Inn room. Two double beds and a clean, yet small bathroom. The breakfast was lacking, but there was an outdoor pool.
Having to leave Boone this morning made life a little tough, and its even tougher when Buddy, our host last…
Mileage for day 129173 miles traveled.
Odometer reading: 32,202.
Very friendly wait staff and good food. Freg enjoyed his pasta very much.
Freg ordered a low calorie option this evening, Patmos chicken from Soppers Restaurant. A simple but delicious meal of sauteed chicken, mushrooms, olives, penne pasta, parmesan, and garlic in olive oil. Freg was surprised and delighted to find so many olives in his dish.
Ant ordered the manicotti from Soppers Restaurant and did an excellent job of NOT ordering dessert, even after hearing about all the cakes. Good job Ant. This is your classic Italian manicotti, stuffed pasta of ricotta, Romano, parmesan, mozzarella and topped with marinara sauce and more mozzarella.
Finally, Carolyn got to order her spaghetti and meatballs for dinner from Soppers Restaurant. We think she has been craving it for quite some time. Your classic pasta, sauce, and meatballs. Carolyn really enjoyed her dinner.
Ant, Carolyn, and Freg all received a bit of roughage this evening with their starter salads from Soppers Restaurant.
Soppers Restaurant located in downtown Pilot Mountain. We enjoyed a pleasant evening of dining.
Citgo15.47 gallons purchased for $46.39 ($2.999/gal).
An antique cop car drives down the Main Street in downtown Mt. Airy. Mt. Airy is famous for filming the TV series, The Andy Griffith Show. The cop car is similar to the one from the show.
Snappy Lunch is located in downtown Mt. Airy. Ant’s father used to take him and his family to eat here after days of adventures. It was closed today but we wanted the picture of the sign anyways.