I have been enjoying looking through all of the features of this site, including the information in the forums and the amazing photography, and I thought I should introduce myself.
I live in Brevard, North Carolina, the Land of Waterfalls. I relocated here from Michigan about 10 years ago. I have always been a fan of two lane "blue highways" since long before William Least Heat Moon coined the term in his terrific book by that name. I travel a lot for both work and pleasure, and though I spend a lot of time in airplanes I will almost always opt for a 500 mile drive rather than a 500 mile flight.
I have a particular soft spot for Route 66; I've driven it end-to-end three times now including this past summer with my girlfriend. That particular trip extended beyond 9,000 miles and included the entire length of U.S. 20 from Newport, Oregon to Boston. We also took a 1,400 mile weekend trip a few weeks ago to get a "concrete" custard from Ted Drewe's iconic custard stand on Route 66 in St. Louis, then walked the Chain of Rocks Bridge, drove to Litchfield, Illinois for dinner at the Ariston Cafe, then came home the next day. We are planning our next end-to-end trip again next summer.
Another favorite is the Blue Ridge Parkway, which borders our county.
I think the things that excite me the most about this site, though, are the roads we have yet to explore. I'm just learning a little bit about the Dixie Highway and have driven short segments of it. Even though a stretch near Detroit where I grew up is still called the Dixie Highway, I never really knew what it was until this year. I would love to explore more of it. We are also excited about traveling the Lincoln Highway, though we decided to put that off until 2013 to coincide with the 100th anniversary. Right now the plan is to drive from New York to San Francisco in my 1937 Ford. That's one thing I haven't done yet; taken one of my old cars on a long road trip.
It's clear from reading many of your posts that there are some incredibly knowledgeable people on these forums. I'm quickly learning that there are so many facets to these old roads that I don't even know what I don't know!
Anyway, I look forward to spending more time visiting and learning. After only a few days I have added the Yellowstone Trail, National Road and U.S. 89 to my "gotta drive someday" list. I'm sure the list will get much longer before it gets shorter too!