National Road Trip Day

The Friday before Memorial Day is National Road Trip Day. Thus, today we officially kick off the summer road trip season on this day. Millions of Americans hit the road for the long weekend to visit friends and family while paying tribute to our American military heroes.

With a grateful nod to all those who gave their lives in service to this country, I say a never-ending “thank you” for sacrificing time, health, wealth, and lives to help all of us enjoy the opportunities that freedom provides.

One of them is travel and time with friends. So, I happily share photos from our little road trip to Lake Lure, North Carolina with great friends Janice Gilbert and Jim Lurvey.



We enjoyed a splendid day on the water amidst the stunning scenery in one of the Blue Ridge Mountains’ gorgeous gorges. No wonder that “Dirty Dancing” filmmakers among many others have selected this lake and area to serve as backdrops.

And seeing Chimney Rock is always sweet. I also enjoy how much the area reminds me of home in New Hampshire.


Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn

Enjoy wherever your next road trip takes you. Travel safely. Appreciate freedom.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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