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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 9
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 9

Sunday we woke up early and I made the executive decision to cut my trip a day short. I allotted two days to get back but looking over my map I kept thinking I'd probably only end up a few hours from home anyways. So I decided to cut out a few things and just drive. And drive I did. I drove a little through Asheville and didn't see a thing I was looking for. I did have a man wish me safe travels at a ...
RedBone Willy’s Bluegrass Festival – VA/NC Road Trip: Day 8
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RedBone Willy’s Bluegrass Festival – VA/NC Road Trip: Day 8

Saturday we went to RedBone Willy's Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival in Lawndale, North Carolina! Sadie and I left her place early for the drive to the festival. And on our way we stopped for some breakfast to give me my first taste of Bojangles. We met up with her sisters Carrie (of Travelin' Thrifty) and Jamie (the other half of the Hungry Sisters) and a whole bunch of others for the ...
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 7

Sadie had to work this morning but when she was done she raced back home to start our day's adventure! She got a nice slice of a day in the life of Silly America, and I got a nice slice of NC BBQ (quite literally!) Out first stop was Korner's Folly, a house that contains 22 rooms spread out over 7 levels on 3 floors... To make that happen this included some floors that were cut in half so that ...
Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 6
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 6

Thursday. After a bagel. After a quick stop at the rest area because Flopsy needed a bathroom break. After a detour to see a big pencil. I left Virginia and rolled my way into North Carolina. I headed out to Mt. Airy AKA Mayberry. A town devoted to Andy Griffith. And I met up with Sadie! Sadie is a HungrySister and is awesome and saw that I kind of had not much to do for a ...
Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 5
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 5

It's weird how unweird things are sometimes. Like how you can spend a night hanging out with someone you met in a bar in a foreign country two years ago and hadn't seen since and how it's weird but not really that weird at the same time. Like Wednesday. Wednesday I woke up in a cheap Super 8. I bided my time watching Food Network as I got ready for the day and didn't check out until right before the ...
Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Days 3 & 4
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Days 3 & 4

Sometimes a trip seems a day or two too long. It can happen when you need to get from point A to point B to point C and point B is only in town on a Wednesday and point C is going on on a Saturday and there was no reason not to leave point A on the previous Saturday. And so you just have all this extra time and not enough planned out to see. And let me tell you, I'm a planner. Yesterday and today were ...
Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 2
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 2

I made the decision this morning to b-line for Alexandria. I had a few stops scheduled but nothing really stood out and I figured I'd rather make it to Virginia early. And by early I mean early afternoon. I did drive by a giant cross which was not as impressive as the world's largest cross. And I stopped off to see the world's largest apple. Which was awesome. And then I drove to Alexandria ...
Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 1
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 1

Lesson of the day: while I try to be a good driver who follows the rules of the road there are times that I will break those rules. Like when there is a sign that says no passing for the next seven miles and I am behind a guy driving a horse and buggy. I woke up this morning at 7am, showered, packed up the car, got a large white mocha and hit the road towards Virginia. My first stop of the day was ...
Road Trip! (Photos From a Quick Illinois Road Trip)
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Road Trip! (Photos From a Quick Illinois Road Trip)

ROAD TRIP! Over the weekend I took a mini road trip and drove around to check out a few roadside attractions in Illinois. I've already seen all of these oddities before, but they were all worth a second look. It was a short day-long excursion, proving you don't have to go far... or even leave your state... if you want to hit the pavement! Here's a little sneak peek at my trip...
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Hey Cow! 🐮 Road Trip Car Game
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Hey Cow! 🐮 Road Trip Car Game

While taking a road trip, games are always a fun way to help pass the time! Flopsy the Jackalope, our Silly America mascot, just loves to play games, so he put together some of his favorites just for you! Download and print these tried and true travel games to play on your next trip! Today I'm featuring my all time favorite road trip game: Hey cow! Read on if you've never heard of it... or maybe I should ...

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.