2,370 = the approximate number of miles that Sandi and I drove throughout our 9 day road trip. The trip took us through 7 states--Maryland, West Virgina, Virgina, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Delaware--not including Pennsylvania. We stayed with two friends from back home in a resort just outside the entrance to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, TN. We did numerous hikes...saw quite a few waterfalls...rode horses...and saw a multitude of gorgeous views. We visited cities and towns like Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Cowpens, Nashville, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Annapolis, Lewes, and Rehoboth. In hind sight...it's hard to believe we fit all that into 9 days. Ironically, and by God's kindness to us, it never felt that busy or rushed. It was actually very relaxing for both Sandi and me.