Category Archives: South

Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina has always held a special place in our hearts. Anna and I met in Raleigh at North Carolina State University. She was a driven young Zoology major with dreams of a medical career. I was an immature … Continue reading

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Asheville, North Carolina

In 1993, during my first summer at N.C. State, I went on a backpacking trip into the mountains of North Carolina. I remember it like it was yesterday. There were four of us who packed up our gear and drove … Continue reading

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Tennessee

While Anna spent the first couple years of her life in Tennessee, my experiences in Tennessee were more spartan. While I extensively explored western North Carolina during my undergrad years at N.C. State, with the exception of a couple of … Continue reading

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A Quick Trip Through Arkansas

We left Texas on Sunday morning, March 5th, bound for Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Since Google told us it was only a two-hour drive, we decided to ease off I-30 at the Hope, AR exit and … Continue reading

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“You may all to go to Hell and I will go to Texas.” – Davy Crockett

We almost said no to Texas. Other than BBQ and the braggadocio of Texans past and present, we had no idea what to expect. Initially, our plan included only a two-night stop in Houston for the Johnson Space Center, a … Continue reading

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