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Back in Asheville

December 3, 2007

Today’s leg of the drive took us across the length of Tennessee. You might call it a scenic tour of the Volunteer State’s major cities (excepting Chattanooga and it’s choo-choo). We passed through Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville, with some Dickson and Centerville thrown in for good measure.

One of the highlights was passing by Sparta (“This is madness!”), which, sadly, was only a few miles shy of being Exit 300 along I-40. The other would have been the route through the Smoky Mountains, but alas, night comes early this time of year, and we transited the mountains in darkness. With the semi-trucks and their abundance of marker lights, it was reminiscent of a bizarre, mobile Trail of Lights.

Tomorrow we’re sleeping in, then braving the cold (and it is COLD here right now) and taking a Segway Tour of the Biltmore Estate. I figure I may as well get used to surrendering my dignity, what with fatherhood impending and all. And hey – at least they are OFFROAD segways.


 If you’re going to get onto one of the ridiculous contraptions, might as well go all-out, right? And my eyes must be going, because I can’t tell…but is that a dude in the back in the black and pink jacket?

After Jamie and I one-up the president and stay on our gyroscopically-stabilized two-wheeled transports, we’ll be eating at the Biltmore Bistro and then taking a candlelight tour of the Biltmore itself. Sadly, no cameras allowed.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 6, 2007 9:46 pm

    Matt rode a segway……Matt rode a segway……..Matt rode a segway……

    I don’t know why I am making fun of it, I have always thought that they were pretty cool – although in a dorky way. Much cooler that carrying around a pink or baby blue diaper bag with you everywhere you go.

  2. December 8, 2007 4:35 pm

    For Christmas I am getting you a black and pink jacket…. classic post…

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