So I spent awhile in North Carolina and I generally enjoy the state. I did find myself some ticks and fire ants, but by far the most annoying thing about NC are the roads! The low taxes here have left highways in terrible shape (I’m looking at you I-40.) In one stretch, they carved the dotted lines out of the pavement and painted new ones a few inches away leading to an eternally bumpy drive.
Of course, they had some great parks so not all of their tax revenue is missing. For instance, Pullem Park had a tiny train, antique carousel, great food, and a bunch more. Seriously beautiful and fun stuff.