I suggested taking a w/e trip and the missus picked the tail of the dragonartyon: ...any advice on where to stay or what to do while we're out there, other than drive the Tail?
Apparently things are worse than I thought.... Read the details in this webpage: http://www.tailofthedragon.com/........With the LEO activity, I'd stay away from Deal's Gap right now. Plenty of other good roads in the area. Cherohalah Skyway, HWY 28, Blue Ridge Parkway.
Well, it is very nice but only without the hassle.... I'd say stay away from the Tail of the Dragon until the bull*hit stops or just stay away forever. I'm not going back there just to get a traffic ticket. I can get those all day long without driving more than a few miles around my home.... Also, the whole idea of that road trip is to enjoy the experience of driving a sporty car in a curvy road with no intersections. It's a huge pain in the rear to get stuck in a congested road, barely going, bumper to bumper with a bunch of overzealous cops watching your every move :down:Must be really nice in order to want to go there seems like a real big hassle
You are welcome, I hope you have a nice trip regardless of the route. The reason I suggested parts of the Parkway is because the beauty of the area. I do agree that it can be a bit boring at times if you get caught behind some huge motorhome or a slow driver... I think you'll really enjoy the road 151. If you want to skip the Mt Mitchell part, just drive into Asheville and get off I-40 just West of Asheville on to 19/23 towards Enka-Candler. You can pick up 151 from there... Just turn left and go to the parkway. The last mile or so is awesome. If you want to try something else, you could try taking the Parkway and exit to the right on 276 towards Cruso. The road looks pretty interesting in the map. Then you could take a left back onto 215, cross the parkway again and follow 215 down to US64 near Rosman. Then take 64 West and go to Franklin.We've done the entire Blue Ridge already- don't really care for the VA portion and LEO activity has steppe dup there, too. There is a new federal law about "aggrevated speeding" tha tis very tough and can enforced on all federal highways. Have been through Smoky Mtn National Park...I think I may take your advice and routes. I am going to avoid the TOD- I did finally get the paperwork figured out and just got the car inspected today so it no longer has temp tags, but, just b/c of a strong, general dislike for LEOs, I am not going to the TOD. (I told my GF that if we got pulled over on the TOD for some BS violation like I've seen written up, I would probably go to jail...she agreed on staying away from that area this w/e)
thanks for in the info.