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On the Road to REBarCamp RDU

On the Road to REBarCamp RDUFrench Broad River

Last Thursday I left home before the sun came up to head to Raleigh, NC for my first REBarCamp. I had mistakenly thought that Raleigh was in the middle or western part of North Carolina, and decided to drive from Nashville. As I started to work on the details of the trip, I discovered my mistate. Not only that it was over 500 miles one way, but I would also have to find a route around the famous Rock Slide on the Tennessee/North Carolina border on I-40.

Thankfully, as I was making these plans, Susie Blackmon posted a link on one of her blogs about alternate routes around the rocks. The drive from Nashville to Raleigh is quite beautiful and relaxing. It was made even more so by following the Google Map that Susie provided. I exited I-40 near Newport and followed along Hwys 25 and 70 until I got to Hot Springs, NC.Road to REBarCamp RDU

The route meandered along the French Broad Scenic River for many miles. These are the views that I enjoyed on the way to Asheville, where I was able to get back on the Interstate to finish my journey. The mountains were in every direction.

Even missing the beautiful fall follage, the views were breathtaking. 

Road to REBarCamp RDU





  Shortly I will be posting on the incredible REBarCamp itself. So many great facilitators, and many new friends!

Connie Harvey is a full time Realtor with Prudential Woodmont Realty Group in Brentwood TN. She services both Buyers and Sellers with their Real Estate need in Nashville TN, Franklin TN, Brentwood TN and surrounding areas. She is also an Active Homeowner in Holt Woods.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsConnie Harvey • November 09 2009 03:48PM


Connie - Several of my friends mentioned how much they enjoyed that particular Barcamp.  Look forward to hearing about what you learned!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 10 years ago

Jason - I ran out of time yesterday but came in early to post about Barcamp. It was great!!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago

Awesome! I will be sharing some interesting I-95 eye candy as well. Love your photographs! :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Carolyn - can't wait to see them. Come back later, you're featured in the next blog!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago

Hi Connie, I can't wait to see your next post!  In answer to your question, I have gotten some business from blogging, but I really expect to see that increase with all that I'm learning.  Now I know how to be more purposeful about what I'm doing.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 10 years ago

Ann - I'm setting my goal on 50% of my business to come from blogging next year. It was great seeing you in NC. The new post just went up.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago