I had to visit a BMW dealer to get some code cleared on their fancy smancy computer. I can clear a lot with my Hex Code GS-911 but this one is BMW's to do. I also had to get a shot of the South Carolina border and visit a National Park. I started around 9:30, the weather and temps were great. As I rolled out I decided to follow VA40 to VA8 and make my way south with thoughts of a Pork Chop sammich dancing in my head. So it was down through Stuart to VA103 and meandering down to Mt. Airy and Snappy Lunch for the Pork Chop Sammich, all the way. Boy that hit the spot. I left Mt. Airy with my belly full and the weather still being my accomplice. I rode a bunch of back roads not wanting to touch one of those interstate things, so all was good. It started to get a little warm with some stops for construction and folks who just wanted to take their time. I eventually made it to the SC border to fill another spot in the lower 48 photos. I also wanted to visit the Kings Mountain National Military Park. Nice facility and good museum. This is where the rag tag Backwater Men, dispatched Maj. Ferguson and sent Gen. Lord Cornwallis packing. From there I headed south east to avoid riding into Charlotte, I didn't feel like playing bumper tag with the rush hour folks. As I rode by Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC it got up to 104º, that was a tad bit warm. I made it to Matthews, NC and found a place to stay next to a restaurant or two so life was good. They also had a free happy hour in the hotel lobby so I had to have a draft on the house. I ended up eating at a very good Mexican Restaurant and got my second full belly of the day along with a great margarita. Afterward I went for a walk, the sky was nice as the evening arrived. I'm now relaxing, boots off and cooling down. Not sure where I'll head tomorrow, but it may be back towards VA or to points unknown to me right now.