Not much sight-seeing today. Last night’s dinner did not sit well. As such, I didn’t fall asleep until about 2:30am. The hotel’s fire alarm went off about 6:15am. I checked outside to see if there was an obvious fire and didn’t see anything, so I packed my bag, put on my shoes, and went out to the main office to find out what was going on. A new cook had started that morning and promptly set off the fire alarm. I went back to try and sleep. The alarm went off several more times and my neighbors were noisy outside for quite a while.
Much of today’s drive from Wytheville, VA to Asheville, NC went through Eastern Tennessee. I did not see any smoke or evidence of the wild fires. I thought I would be close enough to see the smoke, but I guess not. Just before the border into North Carolina, there was a scenic view stop.
I drove into Asheville, NC. I inquired about staying at the Biltmore so I could see the lights tonight and tour the grounds tomorrow, but rooms start at $300. So, I’m in Asheville tonight and will pay the daily admission ($65) to tour Biltmore tomorrow. Tomorrow evening, I catch up with Jason and Abby. Thursday, I go into South Carolina and will complete having visited and “done something” in each of the continental United States. Alaska will be the only unvisited state.