Driving through mountain roads with the top down and your friends caravanning around you in perfect weather on your way to the beach to be part of one of the best car gatherings in the world is…well, it's pretty awesome. Our friends drove down from Wisconsin to Ohio to meet up with us, then we drove to West Virginia to stay in a cabin for the night. We made a stop for gas in a place that literally made us think we were about to be part of the sequel to The Hills Have Eyes. All I can say is, "Dang." But besides the fear of being in a horror movie, we were just loving the fresh air and the ability to see the Milky Way as soon as you step out of your car for a stretch. After a few grueling hours driving through the mountains at night with 75 foot drop-offs just a few feet from our wheels, we finally made it to the cabin for a rest and a drink, only to start again the next morning to drive through the Shenandoah Valley (where I got pulled over for speeding…mind you, I was only trying to "keep up" with my friends…got a warning) and then make our way to the East Coast to Ocean City, Maryland. The final destination? H20, a Volkswagen and Audi car gathering of epic proportions held every year near the boardwalk. With all the shenanigans, motorcycles, park rangers, angry security guards, Thrashers boardwalk fries, and plenty of wind in my hair, I can safely say this was an awesome road trip that will be difficult to top.
Welcome to Ocean City