Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cherokee, NC to Wytheville, VA – April 27

What a miserable day.  The weather was terrible again.  It was raining so hard this morning we waited until 11am before moving.  Even in a light drizzle we were soaked quickly by wheel spray from other vehicles as we rode the Appalachian Expressway to Asheville, North Carolina.

We  had a nice lunch at the Lucky Otter in Asheville – it’s a small restaurant where everything is made on site.  Good food.

After lunch we rode the I26 to Johnson City, Tennessee, where the sky turned green and black again.  As we turned north on the the I81 and into Virginia the storm let loose and we were soaked again, but able to stay ahead of the worst downpours.

By 5pm we had reached Wytheville and stopped to look for accommodation for the night.  It was only 8 to 10 degrees C for most of the day and we were frozen through.

We’re just a few miles from the West Virginia State line, so if the weather clears up for tomorrow, we’ll try to cross West Virginia and continue into Pennsylvania.

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