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    NC/TN roadtrip!

    October/November 2019 NC/TN road trip!
    2017 Porsche Macan GTS
    This was our first road trip in the Macan…very exciting!
    We had planned for a 2 week visit to NC to close up and winterize our cabin there. Figured we would do some sight-seeing as well!
    Left FL early in the morning and it was around 82 degrees and humid. It is approximately a 13 hour drive driveway to driveway. It’s a decent haul and it seems to get longer each time we do it! LOL.
    Fast forward 13 hours’ish later and we are in Burnsville NC! GREAT weather…about 50 degrees and sunny! So nice to get away from the heat!

    The GTS performed very well on the trip up. Averaged around 22mpg at 82’ish MPH on the interstate roads. Very comfortable ride, quiet if you want it that way, a little louder if you want it with the touch of a few buttons! Plenty of space inside for our stuff and us. Had no issues passing other traffic that needed to be passed or making it up some steep graded mountain passes. Again, it is a very comfortable ride.

    Got onto NC80/The Devils Whip on the way to our place… put it in sport mode, lowered the suspension, opened the exhaust valves and: let’s see how she handles!
    You can ‘feel’ the weight of the vehicle, but it handles very, very well for an SUV, little to no body roll. Holds lines excellently, takes the corners/curves like a champ! It feels like a larger/heavier 911.
    So, I know it does what everyone says it does…and well!

    We got settled in and relaxed. Again, weather is just perfect, the leaves were in full color swing upon our arrival, very late this year, but we were thrilled! Such great colors!!!

    Plans were to hit the Dragon and surrounding roads, but we never got there this time, planning on that for another trip, however, we had some excellent roads/views/scenery where we explored!

    NC 80, aka the Devils Whip.
    NC 209, aka the Rattler.
    NC 221 aka the Diamondback.
    RT 9 aka the Sidewinder.
    The Blue Ridge Parkway.
    Mt. Mitchell State Park.

    Some excellent roads, very fun and scenic!

    We also went into Asheville and participated in a Appalachian Region PCA car show that benefited the local VA hospital. Saw a bunch of cool cars and met some new friends!


    We had a front come through that brought a lot of rain and wind; and COLD air. We lost power for around 12+ hours and it started to really cool down inside! Woke up the next morning to frost covered trees and snow covered mountain tops! 24 degrees in the am! Got up to the low 50’s and was incredibly clear: blue skies and sunny. It remained this way for the rest of our time there.

    2 weeks flew by and I find myself home back in FL typing this up the night we returned as I attempt to wind down from the trip home.

    Once again, a great time, excellent road-trip, great driving, fun times, and we are looking forward to our next trip up!

    All in all we put 2,410 miles on the Macan this trip!

    Thanks for reading and looking at my pics!


    Upon arrival/view from our deck:

































    Car show in Asheville:









    Total round trip mileage:








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    Re: NC/TN roadtrip!

    Howdy Sizzle Chest, thank you for the share. Great pictures' if we had more rain there would of been a better color change. You are not to far from me, I live in North East TN. Jonesborough. I moved here three years ago from Cape Coral Florida. I from NYC and CT. Hay you folks have a safe trip.
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    The pictures of the color change looks like a post card! The roads you were on I haven't been on before, about 2 hrs E of where I stay down there but I've heard of Diamond back but I thought it was route 226ANC/TN roadtrip! I'm glad you got the cabin squared away and enjoyed your trip, sorry about the power outage and that 24 degrees is a shocker for you guys for sure, LOL but the trip home warmed you guys back up!

    Maybe you'll be able to make one of our future trips down there and great that you attended a charity carshow, great cause OFCOARSENC/TN roadtrip!

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    Awesome post and pics Scott!!

    Great cabin location. VERY beautiful place.

    And the mountain scenery is incredible!

    Thanks for sharing it with us, man.
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    Fantastic road tripppppp, sounds like a blast. Yea I am at our lake house in Northern PA (working on my CaymanS in the garage to prep for winter driving n) as it is going down to 20 tonight. At least u go back to Florida to warm up as I am stuck in chilly PA ( King of Prussia area) for our primary residence until I can retire. But the fall colors were “knock it out of the park up here,llike u saw” Glad u enjoyed some down time.!
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    Thanks steelman! Very funny, such a small world!!

    And, thanks for all the comments everyone, we had a great time/trip!!

    Klasse: My bad, it is 226.
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    Such a great trip and Mrs. Sizzle's IG pics were amazing!

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    Awesome pictures! I would love to take a Macan GTS on a road trip. I'm glad you had a fun trip.

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    Re: NC/TN roadtrip!

    Thanks Mike, I will let her know you enjoyed them!!!

    Bobby, thank you, we definitely did!
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    Yeah those mountain pics were stunning ScottNC/TN roadtrip!NC/TN roadtrip!NC/TN roadtrip!

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