We left around 8 in the morning for our belated honeymoon. Lots of driving on day one - the goal was to get as far as Asheville, NC, although our contingency plan was to stop in Knoxville, TN if we were running low on time. Luckily we made really great time (and got really good gas mileage in our new 2013 Ford Focus). It really started to get exciting once we hit mountain country! So many pics ;)
Check out that gas mileage!
We stopped at the Holiday Inn Biltmore West for a night. The hotel was pretty nice. We didn't get a chance to swim in the pool, which was kind of unfortunate because it was both indoors and outdoors - pretty unique! We ate at a Fatz, which we later found out is a chain in that area. It was pretty good. If you're a first time visitor, they fry you some of their famous chicken strips (which are marinated for 24 hours in buttermilk) to try. We loved them. David had some more, and I had a chicken wrap. Afterward, because it was our vacation, we also took some peanut butter pie back to the hotel with us. It was amazing. So was their bread (which tasted sweet like doughnuts) and their butter :)
We got up bright and early and headed for Charleston, SC, our first destination.