Orlando Bingles’ 2011 Summer Road Trip – Day 1

by Bingle on Aug.13, 2011, under Richard Bingle Family

Various factors conspired against us and caused our summer trip to be later and longer than we had originally planned, allowing us to modify our plans so that we would be dropping off Ashley in person at Calvin near the end of our trip instead of flying her up there at the end of the summer, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

The first part of our 2011 summer journey began with a drive up to Murphy, NC on the first day and set the tone for the whole trip… lots and lots of driving. Unfortunately, our GPS, affectionately named KareKare, really doesn’t like navigating through Atlanta and put us on a different route into Murphy than I’d taken in my previous trip. While the estimated drive time was only a few minutes more, it took us on some very twisty little roads. When planning the trip out, I’d thought of taking everyone across the Cherahola Skyway or The Dragon on our way to white-water rafting the next day, but after our drive into Murphy in a fully loaded mini-van over those twisty roads (not nearly as much fun as doing it in the Miata!) I figured “been there, done that”.

Our day ended with some bar-b-que from a local spot in Murphy followed by a dip in the hotel’s indoor pool.

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