Today was book ended by two cities that epitomize my love for the South: Savannah GA and Asheville NC.

For those of you looking for some great photography, I will apologize in advance. I could have walked through Savannah taking pictures of the beautiful parks and architecture, but really I just wanted to get on the road. If you haven’t been there, you should visit. It’s one of our favorite cities.

Started off by riding 25 minutes to Tybee Island so I could make contact with the Atlantic Ocean. Then the same road back to Savannah, and then finally began to ride westward for reals. I wish I had been able to take share some video from riding over the marshes at Tybee. Incredibly relaxing and scenic.

Stuck mostly to interstates today because I’m already familiar with South Carolina and North Carolina. I just wanted to get to Asheville, which we fondly refer to as Portland East. We used to visit here every few months because we love it so much. A real contender for a city where we could retire.

I rode straight to the Grove Park Inn, which is over 100 years old and is a true spectacle. As soon as I parked my bike I looked up and saw a rainbow near the hotel’s entrance. The spa here is one of the finest in the country. Ultimately I decided to grab a cool Airbnb close by, which is where I’m staying tonight.

Tomorrow I think I will head west to Nashville.