Hi there, been reading the site for ages and it has finally inspired me to make my first post! Was hoping to be spending approx three months doing a lap of the States but, due to circumstances beyond my control, this fell through this time. However I have booked two trips this year and can't wait to get going!
The first of the trips will be in a couple of weeks time and will be pretty brief! We'll be flying from London Gatwick to Atlanta on 28th April and returning on the evening of the 7th May. 'We' is me and my friend Simon who is 25. We'll be hiring a car for the duration.
We're planning on stopping in the Atlanta area until (very) early morning on the 30th when we'll be heading to the Nascar race at the Talladega Superspeedway. We also have booked tickets to watch some baseball in Atlanta on the evening of 1st May. We're gonna head to the Six Flags park on one of the days and would maybe like to go to a gig if there's any decent bands playing in the area.
Rough idea is to camp in the Atlanta area for the first few days and then move on to the Great Smoky Mountain area for a couple of days and then Myrtle Beach before returning to Atlanta itself for the final night. We will be camping to save money and would welcome suggestions for decent campgrounds. We don't really need too many facilities but we would want somewhere with clean hot showers and, ideally a bar within a short walk :)
We'd also welcome suggestions for places we 'must do' in the area - we're pretty open for suggestions!