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... Kent's grandfather started Long Jewelers in 1945 which is run by his cousins and their children. They now have two locations. Kelsey even had her ears pierced by his cousin, Annette! Kent's parents flew in from Salt Lake City which made our visit even more special. It was so great to see everyone and show the girls where their Daddy grew up in this sweet, small town. ...
- 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 ...
... we might visit when we are in Fletcher in late July.
This was a really nice campground, probably the quietest we have ever stayed in. Some of that may be due to it being a 55+ park. Also it appeared that some of the units belonged to weekenders who just left their rigs there. Although there were rigs on both sides of us no one stayed in them. Along with the quietness though there was little socialization. When we ...
... to-Sea Trail, which runs concurrently with Bluff Mountain Trail, roughly following the Blue Ridge Parkway southbound. Although the trail had some ups and downs, it was much more level than the hike up to this point. Moreover, the humidity dropped as we hiked up out of the gorge and there were nice breezes to cool us off. We hiked past some lovely wildflower meadows and through the campground and stopped briefly to replenish ...
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. ...