Category Archives: Trees

A brief stop on the Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park

After leaving Mabry Mills in Virginia we got back on the Blue Ridge Parkway and headed for the next national park on our road trip, the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. By this time I was a bit burned … Continue reading

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Finally the Falls

After the snowy detour that cut into our time on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we finally made it to one of my must see stops – Linville Falls – located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Marion, North Carolina. Trails … Continue reading

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Picking up where we left off…change in scenery and weather

I hope your holidays were good ones and here’s to 2023 being a kind year to us all! When I last posted we were still on the Blue Ridge Parkway and guess what? We’re STILL on the Blue Ridge Parkway … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Parkway – I developed a thing about trees

By this time on the drive the views – while still spectacular – were becoming a bit redundant. I mean, mountains and clouds and the trees on the mountains of many colors; a bit similar. So I began to look … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Parkway – This is why the speed limit is 45mph and less!

Yikes! Teri 📷

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Driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway – Big Witch Overlook

This is just one of the many pullover/overlook spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s at mile post 461.9 which is very close to Cherokee, North Carolina. MP 1 is at the north end of the parkway in Virginia. We … Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Roaring Fork Motor Trail

While the Cades Cove drive is THE most popular one of the park, there is another that is usually far less crowded, takes only a bit over an hour to drive (on a good day) and is very scenic as … Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cades Cove

This national park is huge! To even get to a point you want to drive (you can drive a great deal of it) through or park and hike, you sometimes have to put some mileage in first. Cades Cove is … Continue reading

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I’ve been on a bit of a road trip…

We took a week to travel from Ohio, through Kentucky, to Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia before pointing our wheels back home. We visited three national parks (one I missed the sign for) and drove on some roads … Continue reading

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Exploring National Parks

The plan was to visit as many national parks as we could this year – that WAS the plan – but health issues and all that slowed our plans down quite a bit but we have visited two national parks … Continue reading

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