I found this photoblog today. It's everything I miss (well, after the people, obviously) about the Carolinas. For some reason, this picture hit me particularly hard, even more than the gorgeous pictures of the Blue Ridge mountains:
It's on Hwy 194 in the community of Matney. The sign over the door reads, "Matney Mall." Yes friends, it ain't the big city, but by golly the sense of humor is just as powerful.
If you'd like a peek of the Carolinas I miss, please visit the wonderful Blue Ridge blog.