The Blue Ridge Again

We decided that yesterday would be a road trip day. The weather was perfect as the temps were in the 80s and the sun was shining brightly. Today and tomorrow have rain in the forecast. Lots of rain.

We loaded up the pups and headed out. The pups are such good riders. They have the whole backseat all to themselves and they have comfortable beds.

Our destination for our Road Trip yesterday was the tail end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. To get to that section of the Blue Ridge Parkway, we had to drive the Smoky Mountain National Parkway again. Right before we got to Cherokee, North Carolina was the turnoff to the Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge Parkway from beginning to end is 469 miles long and we got on at mile marker 469, in Oconaluftee. We rode the Blue Ridge north until we exited on a road that took us into Maggie Valley, North Carolina. As we drove through Maggie Valley, Hubby asked me if I remembered several places we passed on the road. I had to admit I didn’t. We’ve been to Maggie Valley on our motorcycle several times in past years.

We’ve also been on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the past. Many times. Years ago, we rode the whole Blue Ridge Parkway from beginning to end on our motorcycle. If we drove it straight without stopping, at the low posted 45 miles an hour speed limit, it would take around 9 hours. We took a week and stopped at all of the best stops and attractions on and off the Parkway.

All in all, in the short distance we were on the Parkway, we went through at least seven tunnels, maybe more. I know there was at least one more I didn’t get a picture of. It snuck up on me before I could turn my camera on. Yes, I still use cameras. Don’t get me wrong, I use my iPhone camera most of the time but I like the old fashion digital cameras as well.

The leaves were very pretty in the mountains. No camera picture can capture the beauty of nature as you can with the naked eye.

The clouds are moving in and I snapped this beautiful picture from inside of the truck.

When we got back to the 5th wheel, we thought it would do us all good to take a walk. We don’t get much exercise sitting in the truck driving the parkways.

I tried to get a Selfie of Hubby and I with the sky in the background. The sky was so awesome but not in this picture.

The pups get so excited when I pick up their leashes. They knew it was walk time. As usual, I get the two good walkers. Hubby gets Benji.

As our walk was ending and we were almost back to the 5th wheel, I snapped this beauty with my iPhone.

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