EAG Poker Run & Road Rally, part 1
Yesterday I got to participate in a charity road rally that covered (intentionally) three of the best driving roads in Tennessee and North Carolina, The Foothills Parkway, and U.S 129 and S.R 147, otherwise known as The Dragon’s Tail and the Cherohola Skyway, respectively. It also covered a fourth (unintentionally) in Hwy. 28, known locally as Moonshiner 28. I’ll explain that later.
The photos above cover the first leg of the rally, from our send off point at Cars and Coffee to the Foothills Parkway. We left in small groups, but between people driving fast and being unable to read maps, about 50 of us ended up at the first checkpoint at the same time, causing a lengthy, if not entertaining, traffic jam. Thanks to Murphy’s Law, this is where our GoPro decided to fail catastrophically, which left us with (as you shall later see) less-than-optimal video options for the roughly 200 miles of twisty, glorious back roads we still had to cover.
After the first check point, is was a quick run up the Foothills Parkway and a stop to stretch, chat, and take more pictures of the other participants enjoying the beautiful weather and fine, LEO-free roads.
More to come later.