I was driving along in South Carolina and the car in front of us was from North Carolina. Looking at the license plate it read "First in flight". I thought 'That's where I'll go, to where the Wright brothers first flew a power-driven plane'. It took a lot to get here but finally we made it on a cold blustery day with rain coming down. So happy to be here for I never planned on it. It was the North Carolina license plate that did it.
We've had enough of following the coast ever since Corpus Christi Texas. We'll cross over into Virginia soon and stay inland from now on.