Friday, September 24, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

Friday 9-24-10. Today we will drive the Blue Ridge Parkway south from Asheville, NC.We entered from US-70, The road winds around and threw the hills of Western North Carolina. The stone work looks great.
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French Broad is the name of the river. The bridge was built in the 30's.
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The many views from the overlooks.
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Many tunnels that could pass the motor home.
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The Appalachian Trail also runs threw here.
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The views give the impression that you are on top of the world.
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As we drive South the elevations rise.
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We had Bandit and Snowflake with us, means we had many stops.
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This old "snag" just caught our eye.
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The view from the picnic table on our lunch stop.
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Bandit was peeking to see what Sylvia had.
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The Monarch Butterfly are migrating now.
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We think this is "American Mountain Ash".
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A great overlook.
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Colorful rocks at the road side.
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There are people on top of this rock.
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The mountain ridges just keep going.
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Standing Rock.
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This is just a few of the three hundred pictures taken today. Very difficult to select the ones that show the Grander of this place. The trip of only 80 miles was 4 hours long. Many overlooks.
Till later.

2 comments:

Jim and Dee said...

Wonderful pictures. Where are you headed? We're coming down from Pennsylvania to NC, should be in Raleigh next Monday. I love the area you're in. Thanks for taking us with you.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That is such a great area. We have spent many hours driving the parkway and enjoying the scenery.

Thanks for the memories.