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closed gift shop, we hiked up past the lodge to Wildcat Rocks Overlook and
stopped here to eat our lunch. The views
here are fantastic and it was a great spot to sit and eat. Far below, we could see Caudill Cabin deep in
the gorge. After lunch, we got back on
Bluff Mountain Trail and continued hiking southbound. The area is bald between the lodge and the
cabin so the ...
... big names from noon til 10pm Friday and Saturday, a smaller tent stage, and then a smaller yet youth stage which was lots of fun. We tended to wander a bit from one to the other, as well as back to the van which was very convenient for an afternoon beer (the event appeared to be dry), and for blankets and toques in the evening (It was very cold the first night, warmer and sunnier Saturday). There were also dozens of concessions for food, t-shirts, army ...
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. ...
... we left and we were left stranded outside of the park... We made the best of it though, we did some back country cooking in front of the gate and shivered ourselves to sleep in the car until morning.
Later we realized that miserable night was pointless because we woke up to the pouring rain and we couldn't climb anyways... so we headed back to RVA.
I will return in better weather and crush Stone Mountain, need a redo!
Arr hotel approx. 1:00 p.m.
Check-in if room available
Walk across street to Fairway Market and stock up on goodies
If really hungry, go to Sara Beth's for brunch
Walk a little in Central Park and down to FAO Schwartz
Leave around 5:45 to head to subway and theatre
6:30 – 9:00 Lion King ...
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