September 7, 2017
The beaches are great, the mountains are awesome, the big cities in the middle are all good fun. The weather is as it should be, hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Our BBQ is fucking amazing.
Drivers are bad everywhere, I guess all these other commenters just don't get around that much.
The people are nice and so is the scenery. The BBQ and cheerwine are complete heaven, and it doesn't get any better. Do you prefer tomato based BBQ? Because if you like Lexington, or vinegar based BBQ, then you don't know what you are talking about.
Lexington BBQ got its name because of where it was created. Seen too many Food network shows that love NC BBQ, and have eaten a few as well. Produce is pretty steeply priced, I must agree. But, you are a lot closer to the Farmers market than I am here at the beach.
If you cannot plan your week ahead of time, and need to buy booze every day, the location isn't your problem. As far as the bible-thumpers, it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be. Now we have lotteries and sweepstakes, which pretty much gave all the hardcore thumpers a stroke when they passed through.
There are some really fun places in the state. But for the most part, it's text-book bible belt.
As a down point, it is so humid all year except the middle of winter.