Each year, the Alfa Romeo Owners club – USA (AROC-USA) hosts a convention at a different location across the USA. This year, from June 12-19 2016, the chosen location is Nashville, Tennessee.
With springs arrival it is now time to leave the heat of Texas and drive back to the North East.
Austin Tx to Alexandria, LA / 362 miles East Texas is very different from where I spent much of my time driving the last few months; western Texas and the famed Hill Country.
Day two: Alexandria LA to Houston, MS via Natchez Trace Parkway / 311 milesDawn never seemed to occur since a huge storm rolled into Alexandria Louisiana just as I was about to set off.
Houston, MS to Cookeville, TN via Natchez Trace Parkway & I40 / 305 mileHeading north again on the Natchez Trace parkway for the second day I stopped in Tupelo MS for coffee. Another historic downtown with lots of vacant storefronts.
Day four: Cookeville, TN to Asheville NC via I40/Tail of the Dragon/Blue Ridge Parkway – 270 milesInterstate I40 is an OK road if you have to travel the interstate although the abundance of police and overturned tractor-trailers do spoil the scenery
Day five: Asheville NC to Floyd, VA via Blue Ridge Parkway – 224 miles (planed) 261actual milesI hated to leave Asheville as its such a great city – so I stuck around for a couple of hours longer this morning then normal.
Floyd VA to Luray, VA vie BRP & Skyline Drive – 245 milesRain and cold greater me as I awoke in my private motel. Fortunately the diner next door was open and the smell of coffee was in the air.
After the tedious delays on Skyline Drive I decided to travel for miles rather then enjoyment and arrive at my Connecticut destination
The ’73 super is packed and loaded on the trailer, the truck is loaded too. An unfurnished condo on the shores of Lady Bird Lake await, as does a visit to IKEA! I’m thinking this trip will be one-way for 73 Giulia Super as I have another (’66 super) in CT. I …