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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
They’re headed down south to the land of the pines.
Emily Gordon and Jill Haydet, a couple from Philadelphia, are on a nearly one-month-long road trip across the Southeast inspired by the lyrics to Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.”
This past Sunday they arrived in Roanoke (“Walkin’ to the south out of Roanoke”), where they sampled the fare at Fork in the City and sipped bourbon at Blues Barbecue Co. The pair, both 23, had brunch Monday at Mill Mountain Coffee before planning to camp near Johnson City, Tenn. (“But he’s a headed west from the Cumberland Gap, to Johnson City, Tennessee”).
Gordon, a poet working on a master’s degree, and Haydet, a restaurant manager, are set to travel to 14 states through Sept. 27 and document their journey along the way.
Follow their adventures at wagonwheelroadtrip.tumblr.com or on Instagram at @wagonwheelroadtrip.
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