Also, I was pretty busy this week because I went on a road trip with @serinemolecule, who came down to visit me!
On Monday night and Tuesday morning, we drove down in a rental car to Morganton, North Carolina for me to buy this Miata. (I definitely never carried that much money in cash before…)
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this publicly before, but prior to getting in that car I had zero prior experience driving a manual transmission car. Luckily, @serinemolecule learned to drive on one, and was able to help me out a lot by driving it to the rental drop-off and then to our hotel. At which I then received a crash course in how to drive a manual transmission, by practicing in the parking lot. (Yes, I stalled it many times.) Luckily, no actual crashing was involved.
Then, to make this into an actual vacation instead of just an errand, we spent Wednesday touring the Biltmore Estate (which I posted about before, huge Vanderbilt mansion). Then we went on the Blue Ridge Parkway (unlike the Biltmore, I had never been before). Which was really great to drive on, especially since it was almost totally deserted. Really nice scenery and low-stress driving!
On Thursday, we continued to drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Then we exited it and drove to Virginia’s Natural Bridge (which is really pretty impressive), before heading back to DC by the evening.
Pictures coming shortly!