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Travel Blogs from Andrews
6th November 2013
Start: Greene's Motel, 1377 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, North Carolina
Finish: Sapphire Inn, 761 East Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina
Well we have now ticked over the 1000 mile mark for our trip. Still a few more to go! Today we started off early, around 8ish, but in rain and fog. We headed straght back to the parkway and continued on our journey. The rain soon ...
... possible. Pure thrills, so amazing I turned around and did it again the other way. picasa pics link: https://picasaweb.google.com/1064799899 09924526712/TailOfTheDragon?authkey=Gv1 sRgCIfR9OjhrcTX2gE Good site for more info on the Tail of the Dragon including the few, tragic fatalities by year, no word yet on this year's total; ...
... place but it was dark outside and the closest town was about 20 miles away through twisting country roads. I drove up to the main building and in my sweetest, most cajoling voice, talked the sweet receptionist, Donna, into giving me the 'hiker' rate of $59. Whew, I could stay, I was done riding.
My destination was Deal's Gap, home to the most famous ride in the USA and maybe the world, Tail of the Dragon, 318 curves in 11 miles. Wish me luck!
... at Cade's Cove, heaven peeping through
Campfire food; tofurky, roasted veggies, smores!
Pitch black night only illuminated by campfires
Grand daddy long legs carrying away corn
Warm Tent, so many blankets
2 hour breakfast
Drive up to New Foundland Gap
So beautiful!! Sunny, amazing golden views
Hike along the Appalachian trail with bolders, moss, and interesting views
Down into Cherokee
Chili hot dog at Paul's Diner
... about who was leading what groups and how to drive the dragon if it was your first time. Me and Ryan decided to go on the moderate group, I wanted to go on the fast group but being the first time I was at the dragon I didn't really want to get out of control and crash. After the meeting we sat with Nick, Shawn and some others we had met and talked and drank until about ...