You mentioned the smokey mtns. There are some very nice scenic roads in
that area. I myself have taken my spit on some stretches of the blue ridge
parkway that snakes from alabama to NY (i think!). The blue ridge is pretty
good about crossing near major highways so you can easily get back to
civilization. YMMV and my experience is only in the VA and NC area.
72 Emerald Green Spitfire
>From: "Victor B. Michael" <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: "Victor B. Michael" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Spitfire cross-country touring
>Date: Sun, 15 Aug 1999 10:19:53 -0500
>have any of you taken a week off from work, packed up the car and hit
>i know of people in our local club (ISOA) who did this for the VTR thing
>a couple of weeks ago.
>one advantage they had was traveling in groups.
>i feel like i'm getting closer to having a more reliable spitfire and it
>seems the summer is slipping away already.
>i've queried VTR about the "travelers assistance program" in sort of a
>mock-preparation for this wild hair i've seemed to acquired.
>i'd like to ask if any of you have any advice to offer me - outside of
>the usual "tow a parts car along for the trip" ;)
>i'm thinking of a few destinations; lake michigan circle tour (north of
>chicago), a trip to toronto, a trip along the mississippi river or maybe
>southeast into the smokey mountains.
>some things i'm considering are routes (i'd like to stay on country
>roads, but afraid of being stranded), road fatigue, lodging/camp
>grounds, distance, ability to get spares on the road if necessary. if
>any of you have gone through this on a solo car tour, i'd like to hear
>of the experience and again, any advice.
>thanks in advance,