Hot, humid, historic. The Southeast drips with American pride, covered with significant battlefields and memorials from America's past. From colonial Williamsburg
and the Revolution to the dividing Civil War, we drove the roads leading us on a self-guided History 101 tour. History aside, the wonderful beach towns like Myrtle Beach
offered some needed relaxation and excursions to escape the high temperatures.
Our photos this time around show the natural wonders of America, from National Parks to high peaks. Add in some American wealth, colonial garb, and a tourist mecca, and the Southeast exceeded our expectations.West Virginia
The Appalachian Mountains roar through The Mountain State
(aptly named) and offer up some amazing photo opportunities. Our members took full advantage, from the rural beauty of the hills to the serenity of the Shenandoah River. West Virginia let us take a load off, kick up our feet, and enjoy some fresh air!
Photo by zabelle Photo by BawBaw
The colonial history of Williamburg
stood out as a no-brainer for the American road tripper. With a rich background of Americana, The Old Dominion
commands a respect of our roots. And with a crossroads of history and natural beauty, like the banks of the Potomac
, it's easy to fall in love with Virginia.
Photo by samepenny Photo by LorenGul
North CarolinaThe Tar Heel State
continues the natural beauty of Appalachia; the swinging bridge on Grandfather Mountain
extends hikers a hand to see the peaks. The cities of North Carolina match the beauty of their surroundings- and with aspirations like the Vanderbilt's Biltmore Mansion
, Carolinians are living the American Dream.
Photo by mrsmadis0n Photo by vampirefan
The entertaining Myrtle Beach
, the luxurious Hilton Head
; The Palmetto State
can entertain like no other. With nightlife hubs in the seaside towns of the Grand Strand surrounded by the history of colonial wars, South Carolina left us speechless. Fort Sumter
, the site of the first Civil War battle, humbled us while the seagulls on the sands of Myrtle Beach awed us.
Photo by eamar1 Photo by Idler
The epitome of southern hospitality, Georgia welcomes travelers with open arms- and a lot of things to do. A detour around Atlanta
let us check out the quaint streets of Savannah
- one of our favorite southern cities. The Peach State
offered up history as well; it took us to Fort Pulaksi
, where the first Union cannons were tested.
Photo by austinkyle Photo by LorenGul
The last leg of our Southeastern journey wove us through the highways of The Sunshine State
. From the orange groves to the mangroves, with a side trip to scream our lungs out on some roller coasters, Florida was a great end to this week's trip. Our members' photos ranged from the south of Florida- the iconic 'gator in the Everglades
, to the center- the iconic castle in Disney World
Photo by MilwVon Photo by PeachPowell
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