So many people speak volumes on this state that I hath never crossed the border of (except in an airplane
Well, you have the blue ridge mountains in the west.
The peidmont in the center. Charlotte and raliegh duram, wake forest. Other cool places.
Then you have one of the most beautiful ca oastal regions in the country. And to top it off, you have the outer banks.
The people are open and friendly, regardless of what you have heard.
But, just so you know, charlotte was my least favorite place there.
You experience the seasonal changes, but no season is overly harsh, and they actually adhere the idea of four seasons.
On the coast, the azelias and dogwoods bloom.in april and its amazing.yhe beaches are left to nature, and off season, uncrowded. Fishing is bountiful.
Cities are separated by miles of country
If i could be there, i would. My own personal heaven
The reason I ask is because around here in NY it's sorta like a common thing to see people taking off to NC or wearing clothes from NC I wanted to go to Carowinds but NC is the first east coast state that I can't reach in one day. Virginia is just too big. I always saw virginia, and PA as sort of walls keeping the south and midwest too far to go to. I'm just wondering if it's worth a trip. I could have gone there on the way home from Colorado but I opted to drive through Kentucky instead. Because I didn't know anything distinct about it, like Kentucky its known for its horses and chicken and stuff but IDK what NC had that separated it from Tenn
I used to make it from wilmington to northern michigan in about 16 hours.
Winston salem to downstate mi in about 9 hours.
Charlotte to downstate in about 10 1/2 hours.
But im a driving fool. Not a fast fool, but goal oriented.
Been to carowinds, several times. But it was many years ago.
It straddles north and south carolina.
In asheboro, about two hours east, well north east, thete is the worlds largest, natural habitat zoo. Only zoo i would ever advocate.
Read about it, its impressive
Not sure where in NY you are, but I'm in NYC and it's a 2.5-3 hour drive to Philly.
What a terrific explanation! I would add only one more thing - they do baked beans down there like you've never had before!
And lexington bbq!
It's a beautiful state, with nice beaches....
Hey, I might be going to college there! :)
I've been there a few times and it has always seemed nice and green, which I like. Plus it's warmer than New England, so that's always a plus.
I applied to Duke and Wake Forest, so we'll see what happens :)
I've never been there, except at the airports, but hope to make it on vacation when I retire. I'm hoping to find some good Mom and Pop restaurants along the way to try out the food I've heard so much about.
They wont be hard to find. Look in the early morning where all the cars are. It may look like a dive, but the cookin' will be just what you are looking for.
Thanks. We drove around Georgia last year (from one end to the other, off the interstate) and all we found were chain restaurants. It was kind of disappointing.
People like their food in nc
If you like good bbq, go to the town/city of lexington.
On the coast, the seafood places are excellent too.
I will never eat at a red lobster again.
Havent for, 35 years.
When you are as land locked as Colorado is, Red Lobster is about as good as you can expect. It's like trying to find a good steak in MD.
Red Lobster makes me LOL do they even have lobster? There was one in Bangor for about 1 year, it had to close because we have lobster fresh everyplace in Maine. They did have good greasy breads I liked. All they have is shrimp as far as I know.
No, they have lobster. They aren't very big but they do have them. (Nothing like what your neck of the woods is known for)
Get a nut selling business that seemed to be a big thing when I was there, candy and nuts everyplace, but the candy melted in the heat.
I think the experience of just interacting with some of the people down there in the hole in the wall places will be a lot of fun.
It will. And they will.
Im not sure...there are many people who like living where they do and many who don't...im guessing that is in every state
Friends of ours from PA just moved to NC, near the outer banks. A lot of friends bought beach houses there too. The beaches are beautiful but getting unaffordable for the average family. The mountains in the west are beautiful but if you are looking for a destination, try going to the Biltmore. That is worth at least one trip through although we will go again at Christmastime.
NC is also known as the halfback state. People who thought they wanted to live in Florida and then changed their minds come half way back and end up living in NC. At least, that's what we were told.
For northern folks the heat isnt as oppressive, for as long, as further south. And there is recognizable seasonal changes.
The North Carolina Tar Heals are a popular college basketball team. I see people here in Western NY wearing light blue Tar Heal gear all the time.
Perhaps that accounts for some of what you're seeing?
UM I don't know Marine training is there South of the Boarder fireworks, warm weather. I have never gone there just for the location.
wait you never been there or you never went there without a reason?
Thats logically impossible
Right I went there to buy fireworks at South of the boarder fireworks, on the way I stopped to visit my good high school friend while she was was training to be a marine at Paris island I think it is called. It was pretty but I don't think I would go again for the state because we have fireworks for sale here now
Because, and because. Let me see. Well, this is the answer. It rich in history. It has the ocean on one side, the mountain on the other side. South Carolina at the bottom. Virginia at the top.
I live in a small town just south of Raleigh. Used to live in San Francisco bay area. NC is way better, BUT coming from CA the beach is on the wrong side of the road here. When you go to the mountains, there's no Reno close by. You can't get decent portuguese sausage, and everyone is absolutely insane over college basketball.🏀 --- dribble dribble.
But seriously, it's a wonderful place to raise a kid, it's not overcrowded, southern food is awesome, four beautiful seasons, not a lot of earthquakes, very friendly people, and there's a fishing pond next to my house. 🎣
Sooo "y'all come see us when you can, ya hear"
Ever been to South Carolina? (Just kidding---I've never been to either state.)