The first step to a visit anywhere is a stop at the local welcoming center. These places are usually proximate to touristy destinations and the folks working the desk are delightful, insightful, and helpful. In North Carolina working with Miss Peggy was a charming experience as she armed me with 20 pounds of books and brochures to make my stay pleasant. She also spent about 15 minutes giving me the low down on her favorite haunts. I know have much homework and will review the many recommended things to do such as moonshine factory tours, civil war trail info, historic homes, and state parks.
Will be sharing these memories with you.