Category Archives: North Carolina


Appalachians in November

This may be my last visit to Greensboro. Come December I will have new assignments that may not take me back here. Headed west on Friday after work, up to the mountains near Asheville. A […]


Weekend in the Appalachians

First trip to Greensboro for 2019. Great to see colleagues again and a lot to catch up on at Volvo. Took the opportunity to head to head west to Appalachian mountains over the weekend. Entered […]


Autumn colours in the Appalachians

Another work trip to Greensboro. Meetings, meetings and more meetings. Friday morning I check out of the Embassy Suites and, when the meetings end on Friday afternoon, I head west to the mountains.  I have […]


Coming out of the mountains

Sunday and time to return to Greensboro from my mountain retreat. It rained all morning and I had a long breakfast with Jeanette and David at the lodge. We have a connection in our interest […]


Weekend mountain retreat

Left the office at 5 pm on Friday and got in the car and drove west first to Asheville and the up to Kana’ti Lodge near Max Patch close to the Tennessee border. A little […]


Spring in Greensboro

Back in Greensboro, North Carolina, and enjoying some perfect spring weather whenever I get a chance to leave the air conditioned Technical Centre, which is sometimes for lunch but mostly in the evenings. I get […]


Smokey Mountain National Park

After a good nights sleep in Maggie Valley and a mountain sized breakfast at Country Vittles I drove east to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and on to the Smokey Mountain National Park. My plan was […]


Up the Appalachians

After a busy week in Greensboro I head west to the Appalachian mountains. Booked a room in Maggie Valley. Been looking forward to this all week. Got a little hesitant when the weather forecast showed […]


Blue Ridge Parkway

Two weeks in Greensboro with Volvo and I have a weekend to do some sight-seeing. I decide to go west, to the Appalachian Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. I begin with the waterfalls in […]


Over there for the Big Launch

Finally, after numerous trips to Greensboro and fantastic work by the Volvo Truck North America design team it was finally time for the Big Launch called “The Shape of Trucks to Come”. Had a few […]


A weekend in Greensboro

My second weekend in the United States of America this time around was spent locally around Greensboro. Saturday I lunched downtown with a friend and colleague from work, watched a 2 mile long freight train […]


Blue Ridge Parkway & Max Patch

Again work brings me to Greensboro and I have a weekend to explore North Carolina. Decided to revisit Max Patch near Asheville and drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the magnificent road along the Appalachian […]