Now, I'm going to start off by saying that I have no idea how others go about planning a trip, but to me my method seems a little unorthodox. I don't sit down and say, "I want to go somewhere. Where should I go?" Then start planning from there. No. That would be too easy. What usually happens with me is something will inspire me to think about going somewhere and then I start looking at how much it will cost for me to get there followed by what sort of activities there are to do.
is probably not in the cards. Oh well. I suppose I could survive that.
Another reason to visit? I have a friend who lives about two hours away that I haven't seen since she moved back to the East Coast 6 or 7 years ago.
So, in looking at everything, it would appear a trip to NC in, say, mid-May would not be out of the realm of possibilities. I would, however, require some kind of happy drug (prescription, of course) for me to be able to handle the 4 hour flight one way, but at least I can get non-stop flights in both directions and while the flight there would eat up one entire day due to time zone changes, but the departure time for the flight home would give me an entire day just about for activities.
I'll have to think about it...