my wife and me have decided to take a big break and discover this big country with our sidecar .
The rig is : 2011 HD Road King with a 1971 Watsonian Palma sidecar .
our trip started on June 10 , 2012 and we plan to end it by August 20th , 2012 .
After lunching in Surry , we took the (free) ferry crossing the James River to Jamestown en route to Williamsburg .
On August 5th , we left Rocky Mount early and stopped for breakfast , on route 40 , at Carl's .
A great american breakfast in this family owned place
Then , we visited the Booker T. Washington National Monument .
This Museum also includes an 18th Century farm , in full activity , as it was in that time period . Thank you to Natacha who guided us throughout the visit , all dressed in 18th Century costume .
on August 4th , after a night in Rocky Mount , we came back to the Visitor Center on the BRP and got the roof back and then took the Crooked Road to stop and visit the Museum in Ferrum , VA .
August 3rd has been a bad and a good day : a bad day as we lost the sidecar cover - and realized it 60 miles later !- and a good one because after having riding back to where we left that morning , we gat a phone call from the Visitor Center where we inquired about the roof earlier that they found it !
Then crossing the Virginia State line prior to stop for the night at the Woodberry Inn .
A great visit of the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ...
August 2nd sees us back on the BRP .
And then , we spent the entire afternoon visiting Biltmore ( Ashville , NC ) enjoying early evening the visit of its winery .
After a night in Hendersonville , NC , we went to visit the home of Carl Sandberg ... a total discovery for us ... not only the home but of Carl Sandberg himself and his works !
A stop at Mt Pisgah and its restaurant offered a well needed relief .