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... became heavier, the visibility decreased, and the road conditions deteriorated. But even at the high elevations, the road conditions were good enough and we didn’t have any trouble getting up the mountain by driving slowly and cautiously. As we reached Carver’s Gap, the weather seemed to get worse and it was almost whiteout conditions. A Forest Service sign here had a thermometer attached, indicating the temperature was a ...
... first for the U.S. I vaguely recall the detour we had to take in 1982. Linville Falls is a busy stop along the parkway that involves short treks to several overlooks of scenic waterfalls.
By very late in the afternoon I made it to Mount Mitchell, the highest point in North Carolina and all of eastern North America. Mount Mitchell is part of a state park with a restaurant and lodge on the way up and a road that ends in a huge ...
Awoke to a beautiful sunrise over the mountains. Packed a picnic lunch and fishing gear and hit the road. Stopped at our favorite breakfast restaurant - Banner Elk Cafe. And then, we were on a mission to find a fishing spot along the Watauga River that Eric went to about 10 yrs ago. AND WE FOUND IT!!! Perfect spot and a perfect day to sit and watch Eric fish. He ...
... back roads, so this is the first day that we did our own thing. We usually go in my car because he can't fit 4 people in the Mustang. Since Eric and Tanna have been to this area many times, there were places that Kevin and I wanted to go that they have been. So, they drove the Blue Ridge Pkwy north for 40 miles and then around a bunch of back roads in Tennessee. They said they ...
Today was a little overcast and we needed an excuse to do nothing and just lounge around this beautiful house and take it all in. Wow! It was great. Slept in til after 9:00, made a pot of coffee and ate bagels and coffee cake for breakfast. Snacked on various leftovers all day long. Tanna and I did get some laundry done. Kevin ...