After spending the night in beautiful Pennsylvania, we headed south again. All along the road home, we had gorgeous views of the Appalachian Mountains. It made the drive SO much better to have such wonderful sights surrounding us.
It took us a whopping 11 minutes to drive through Maryland (where you can't talk on the phone and drive); Approximately 20 minutes later, we'd passed through West Virginia as well. In Virginia, we decided to try checking out the caverns that were advertised along the interstate. When we realized they wanted $24 to "walk in a hole in the ground" (as Davis said), we quickly headed on our way. We have been informed that we are cheapskates, but I reassure myself that while we can be a bit frugal, we also hadn't planned on spending much money anytime soon, especially considering that we've been working on giving our new place a face-lift.
This creepy statue welcomed us to Shenandoah Caverns
Saturday afternoon we rolled into Tennessee - the 10th state on our 4-day adventure! We had planned to drive the Tail of the Dragon on Sunday and then head home. The Tail of the Dragon has an 11 mile stretch of road with 316 curves. Driving this road is something Davis has wanted to do for a long time, so we couldn't pass up the opportunity. Check out the video below to see part of the drive. It shows the beautiful scenery as well as all the curves. This one is about 8 minutes long (less than 1/3 of the trip). While it looks like we're going pretty slow, the speed limit of 30mph was plenty fast enough for this road. It actually made me a bit motion sick to film and watch the road at the same time, so we had to pull over for a few minutes after this particular video.