It had to happen sometime and I’m glad it happened when I was at an airport hotel in Atlanta: I got a flat tire. I’m not sure exactly what happened, but the hub cap is missing and the tire pressure light turned on while i was driving here yesterday. I didn’t know what it was until I looked it up this morning and lo and behold – flat. So, I await my AAA tow to the local Toyota dealership to fix it. It’s only annoying insomuch as I wanted to be at the Delta Flight Museum by now and I will have less time to spend there.
Yesterday was pretty spectacular, though. Instead of leaving Asheville to explore some local parks or go for a hike, I hung out and explored the city with a friend who happened to be in town! We went to the Western North Carolina Farmer’s Market, got a recommendation to have a drink at the Grove Park Inn, and then ate some lunch by the French Broad River at a cool taco spot. It was an awesome exploration day! Then, I took leave of her and drove to Atlanta. I will say that the drive was an interesting urban contrast to my drive through West Virginia. There was just so much more stuff – not necessarily tall buildings, but enough strip malls along the way to make me not feel like I was in the middle of nowhere, which has been helpful in this flat tire experience.
Anyway, I hope to get this sorted out so I can continue my visit to Atlanta because I need to leave tonight to head down to New Orleans!
Oh, and I will also be trying to share my odometer with you on a regular basis so you can see how far I’ve driven! I started the road trip with something like 116,000 miles on the car.