More dancing adventures, for dance and travel are synonymous right now in my life. As I do love it to be!
Thanks to the most amazing combined birthday/Christmas gift from my dad, I was able to do what I had been dreaming about doing for New Years and that was attending Lindy Focus in Asheville, North Carolina. What is Lindy Focus? Well, it is an incredible event where Lindy Hoppers from all over come for a week to take classes, compete, and dance until they can not longer stand it! The hotel is taken over by dancers and musicians and it is like being transported into a fantastic alternate world!
Besides having an amazing time, meeting some incredible new friends, catching up with a few old ones, and hopefully improving my dancing a bit… I also got to knock a couple of states off of my list too does a happy dance.
On December 26, bright and early I flew into Atlanta, Georgia. Proceeded to get very lost in their airport and took the longest walk of my life to get to my luggage, which of course made it there before I did. Haha! From there I headed off in a carpool of people, most of whom were also not from Atlanta. We drove through South Carolina on our way to get to our final destination which was North Carolina! In total the drive was about 3.5 hours I think.
At which point I spent 7 days and 6 nights dancing and barely sleeping having the time of my life :D. I am pretty sure this is how I want to spend my New Years this year as well!
On January 1, I hopped into another carpool headed back to Atlanta and then flew back to Vegas from there.
Things I would like to make note of for the next time I travel:
North Carolina is colder than I expected!
Atlanta has the worst airport I have been in so far. Bad customer service, no free wifi, and is not clearly labeled. I have never been lost before in an airport :).
I must stay in the event hotel next time, for I want to be 100% immersed in the experience instead of mostly immersed :).
Asheville was beautiful and I loved the downtown area! Lots of cute local shops and restaurants, I would most certainly recommend visiting :).
So I started off the year by getting to check off 3 states, which leaves me at an official total of 28/50. I am more than halfway there! This is going to be an exciting rest of the journey to finish of the remaining 22 :D. 4 months ago