A recent trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway had me sweating bullets when the transmission of our Nissan Cube began to slip. The Parkway is not a good place to break down as there is no shoulder and few places to pull over. Cellphone coverage can be spotty as well. We survived but after doing some research I discovered that the Nissan CVTs are notoriously bad. Our little buddy was still under an extended warranty but we decided to say goodbye to it. We just had too many scheduled trips coming up to be dealing with trying to get it repaired. Great little car; until it wasn't.
We took a short drive over to Elevated Mountain Distilling Company in order to support the Women Of Waynesville (WOW). All the proceeds of the distillery tour were given to WOW that night. Dave Angel was our host for the tour. He told us all about Elevated's process and what makes them different. Good whiskey, an interesting tour, and hot dogs from the cart out front made for a fantastic evening.