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... a walk-up style shack but has recently been re-built.
Linda and I took the girls to Old Salem in Winston-Salem. It's a historic district that showcases the culture of the Moravian Settlement in North Carolina during the 18th and 19th centuries. We even toured the tavern where George Washington stayed for a few nights while he was campaigning for president. ...
- Met a friend from Cradock High, George Weaver, that lives about 2 hours from Boone, NC. We met half way in Wilkesboro, NC for lunch. Such a delight to see a friendly face from the past.
- The drive from Boone to Wilkesboro was incredibly beautiful on Hwy 421.
- Please excuse the pictures which were taken with one hand while I drove with the other in the ...
Leaving Chimney Rock
After a great nights sleep we woke up about a little after 6:30, had our coffee and "woke up" then pulled everything together to leave. We had hoped to be on the road by 9:00 and wonder of all wonders we pulled out of the campsite about 8:25. Stopped and dropped the trash off and headed to Clemmons. Interestingly enough we realized we were only about 10-12 miles from Fletcher so we tried to think of ...
... Much of this area is bald and so the views over the valley are wonderful. We saw a herd of cows grazing at one point, helping to keep the vegetation down. We also saw an interesting lone tree standing near Bluff Mountain. I pointed this tree out to Sandy as we would be able to see it from a distance much further along in our hike. Soon, we made the easy climb up to the summit of Bluff Mountain and then headed back down via a ...
So I miscalculated a little bit on just how long it would take to drive the BR Parkway.
Two and a half days was not nearly enough.
Day one was fogged out in any case, but day two was gorgeous. Too many places to stop and take in the scenery. Still, a peaceful, almost zen way to travel: no traffic lights, no traffic, no 100-foot signs, just smooth sailing along quiet, open road. A few cyclists working hard up the hills. ...