07 October 2010The last leg of our southern blog-trot consisted of driving from Charleston back north to DC and NYC. We made a mandatory, yes mandatory, stop at the nostalgic post of many family vacations, South of the Border. The rest area lies at the border between Dillon, South Carolina and Rowland, North Carolina. With its mascot, Pedro, the landmark is known for its fireworks and an absolutely inoffensive Mexican motif.
Tweeting along the way, I noticed there aren't many places where you can purchase fireworks, bread, milk, beer in one go so glad we stopped. Before going our separate ways in DC, we met more friends along the way like "JC Muscle" from Petersburg, VA, purchased two packs of cigarettes for $10.27 and dropped about $80.00+ on fireworks. We covered 1,740 miles (2800 km) and 10 states in 7 days. Next stop: Nicarauga, Spring 2011.