Travel Blogs from Little Switzerland
Woke up to sunny skies and thought to myself that finally the sun will shine … well; I was half right and half wrong. We started off with cloudy skies and no fog but that changed. As we were headed to Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River at 6,684 ft., what did we encounter … FOG!! It did not stop …
... the fastest. The water was quite cold and I think everybody was a bit relieved that we could stay mostly dry sliding down. Margo, the bull mastiff, also enjoyed playing in the waterfall, running down after us as we slid down on the turtle. We ate lunch here and spent the better part of the morning and afternoon here, then headed back to the campsite. On the way back, Josh knew of a ...
... Atlanta almost two and a half times the distance). We did some back roads today and I have you say they were straight, straight, straight! Boring. The drive back from Roanoke will be on the freeway just as, if not more boring! Still we stopped a couple of times and took pictures of a couple of lakes. Driving through the Bible Belt proved to be interesting too there's a church of one definition ...
Went to our first Waffle House (sounds more native if you don't pronounce any of the syllables), a greasy spoon diner. All the staff were very stressed cooking our food just in front of us. People were still allowed to smoke. Felt like a diner stuck in the 80s. Found out that I'd won some money on the lotto, a small fortune at £25. Drove on to Asheville a country town on the border of North Carolina. Pulled off the freeway to do some more country driving, try to see ...
... with a disposable BBQ so we grabbed some meat and beers and races up the famous blue ridge parkway- a famous 469 mile scenic route that follows the mountain ridge from north Virginia to South Carolina. We found a spot not actually facing the sunset but still with a view of the blue hazy mist mountains and had our bacon wrapped burgers and beers. Almost ran out of petrol on the way back, cruising in with 1 mile left on the ...
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