DAY 1: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Miles traveled so far: 0
States visited so far: 1
The journey begins… this afternoon I’ll take off heading south. I’m going to enter West Virginia and head east towards the Monongahela Forest. I figure I’ll drive until it’s dark, find someplace to spend the night there (maybe near Durbin, Wva.), then in the morning I can get up and explore the park before moving on to my next destination of Charlottesville, Virginia. After that it’s back to the far west portion of West Virginia, where I’ll be meeting up with a friend, then south to Charlotte for a couple days.
Hopefully tomorrow I can find a coffee ship in Charlottesville and make a post here about how my first night went.
I’m spending this morning packing up everything and figuring out which clothes I want to take. I would like to only take a few shirts & jeans so I can stop at thrift stores and build my wardrobe as I go.
Here’s the projected path for the first week:
For those thinking ahead, after Charlotte, the plan is to hit South Carolina (maybe the beach) and Atlanta (maybe Athens) before heading west to Knoxville to meet some family on the weekend of the 24th.