Friday, October 2, 2009

On the Blue Ridge Parkway

My wife, Lauren, and I went to visit my family in West Virginia over Labor Day. To get from Wilmington, NC to Logan, WV you have to endure two things: 1) Interstate 40, one of the most boring drives ever, and 2) an eight and a half hour drive, half of which is on I-40. Sirius Satellite Radio makes both of these things better, but the trip is still long and dull. We decided to break up the trip and stay at a bed and breakfast in Floyd, VA and enjoy the Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store (more on that later). To get there we took the Blue Ridge Parkway for the last hour of the drive and it could not have been better. The scenery is beautiful and the temperature dropped 12 degrees when we got into the mountains. Here are some pictures from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

[caption id="attachment_55" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The Blue Ridge Parkway from our car."]The Blue Ridge Parkway from our car.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_57" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Barns and a wide-open blue sky."]Barns and a wide-open blue sky.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_59" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Groundhog Hill is one of the greatest names ever."]Groundhog Hill is one of the greatest names ever.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_60" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Those groundhogs get all the best real estate."]Those groundhogs get all the best real estate.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_61" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The little barn on Groundhog Hill."]The little barn on Groundhog Hill.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_62" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="A fawn by the road stopped long enough for this."]A fawn by the road stopped long enough for this.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_63" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Haybales."]Haybales.[/caption]

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