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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Essential Carolina

Posted September 11, 2007 10:03 a.m. EDT

What is the essence of North Carolina? In other words, where would you take someone to get a feel of the Old North State? Let’s say you only have a week. What is your itinerary? Let’s begin our Tar Heel odyssey in Raleigh. You pick the places we should visit.

Obviously we will run up some mileage. We can’t miss the coast but specifically where would you go? And the mountains. What’s it going to be? Asheville? Blowing Rock? The New River? There’s a lot of ground to cover.

We want this to be fun and educational but we also want the trip to bring out the unique qualities of North Carolina.  Let's avoid cliches and make this a new and refreshing look at our vibrant state.

Okay. You’re the tour guide. Let the journey begin!

The author of the most interesting itinerary will win a copy of my CD "Peaceful Journey:  A Celebration of North Carolina."