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Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
5th November 2013
Start: Motel 6, 870 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, Virginia
Finish: Greene's Motel, 1377 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, North Carolina
Well, 5 days in and I for one did not think I would have continued this blog. This morning we did not get off to the best of starts. Last night we decided, as its dark here at 5pm (day light savings ended on the weekend) we would start our days much earlier to spend ...
I woke up to frost outside, frost on my motorcycle. I threw on many layers and was out the door by 7:30. Stopped at McD's for a coffee and to read the latest news on our lying, crack-smoking lush of a mayor. Back in the saddle and on the road by 8.
Excited that I was again alone on the road as I entered the fabled Blue Ridge Parkway. It is another beautiful park, 755 km of twisting, ...
We headed up to Roan Mountain after the peak fall foliage period.
However, we were able to enjoy the fresh mountain air, views and recreation.
We went in a group of seven to stay in my grandparent's mountain house on Roan Mountain close to the Tennessee and North Carolina border.
What I saw:
Carvers Gap ...
... to the parking lot. Although it was only about a four mile loop, we stopped so frequently that it took quite a while. We had initially thought about hiking up to Table Rock, but it would be crowded and it was getting late. And we were getting hungry and knew that our favorite restaurant, Las Salsas in Morganton was not far away. So we finished our hiking and drove to Morganton for dinner before heading back to the Raleigh ...
... Rock, Hawksbill Mountain, Sitting Bear Mountain, and Gingercake Mountain. Casey and I ran across the street, sitting on the guard rail to get pictures of the sun setting over Sitting Bear Mountain, a few minutes before official sunset. When we were done, we headed back to the campsite and made dinner and a roaring fire before getting to bed early. Although it got down to 37°F overnight, it seemed warm compared to the previous night.