Mountain View Lodge and Cabins
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... breezes to cool us off. We hiked past some lovely wildflower meadows
and through the campground and stopped briefly to replenish our water. We drank a lot hiking up. Then, we continued following the trail,
crossing the parkway several times. Up
at this elevation, we saw more rhododendron and flame azaleas than mountain
laurel. There were some nice views from
the parkway as well. ...
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. ...
Saw our first groundhog (woodchuck) and spotted the bend in the road named after the spot where a scene from Forest Gump was filmed. The park staff apparently went mad when Tom Hanks actually turned up, instead of his brother doubling for ...
Woke to rain and mist, but hoped it would improve. Unfortunately it did not, poured all day. Great family gathering for lunch of all Sara's family. Her Dad, Bill; brother Adam, wife Emily and children Rayley, Carson, Lucy and Rory; sister Maggie, children Caelin and Joni, and her mother-in-law Gail. Lovely to see them all again as we had not seen them since Andrew and Sara's ...
"Hang down your head, Tom Dula.....
Poor boy, you're bound to die".
(North Carolina folk song, Land, 1868)
Left our RV park camp, having survived the constant roar of of the traffic overnight. Stopped at Christiansburg and then back on the Blue Ridge Parkway. More open, cultivated farmland and denser forests. Lined with rhodedendrums, that will be beautiful in a few weeks.
Stopped at a look out, and climbed ...