Made it back from NC with vyxle, I don't even want to begin to describe the carnage. I was mostly driving offroad the entire way, the highways are just littered with cars, wreckage and corpses. Alice's father didn't make it... she had to kill him once he turned... he nearly got her... I'm just so glad he didn't.
I acquired two things on my way back. I've picked up a Caterpillar tractor/plow that we hauled back with the Hummer, and a healthy working supply of firearms from a local militia in NC. I had to barter pretty heavy in supplies for them, but shotguns and a Hunting rifle will help with the long term defense.
We start building earthworks tommorow. I'm going to go with the family and see if we can salvage the solar system from the Local BP. if we have that, we should be ok indeffinitly. 13k water reserve, on well water, and plenty of food. If you can make it here, we have plenty of room and space.
Good Luck Everyone.