Just finished my first trip to the "south." North Carolina, precisely. I'm filled with (real) barbecue, and a strong desire to purchase a rocking chair. If you're from the north, and never been to the south, you really must go. There's nothing quite like it. The food is good, the people are nice, and the weather is mild. Oh, and the beer is excellent. Nothing like a pork sandwich, a rock, and a beer.