We spent most of today in the car. We left Clinton at 3:30 AM (after going to bed at about 1:30), drove to Tuscaloosa for breakfast, then drove straight to Bristol, TN/VA. Our first stop was Bristol Motor Speedway. Neither of us particularly like NASCAR, but it was REALLY neat to see the track and how huge it all is.
We then visited downtown Bristol where you can see the split between TN and VA.
Bristol is a pretty neat town with a lot of history (it is the official birthplace of country music, has a historic railroad, and lots of Native American and natural science wonders), and we enjoyed our short time here.
1/2 of our road trip gear... admittedly most of it is mine (Kathryn's).
The odometer pre-trip... let's see how high we can get it!
A "REAL" mini-cooper... there were tons along the intersate around Chattanooga... Must have been a convention somewhere. Look at how tiny this thing is!
Bristol Motor Speedway
The bank at the oval ends was CRAZY high! It looked nothing like it does on TV.
Chris's very artistic shot at the downtown railroad.
Sign in downtown Bristol marking the Tennessee and Virginia sides.
Sign at night.