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May 29, 2010 - More Blue Ridge

Another day spent travelling in the mountains. The Linn Cove (cove being used to mean a hollow in the mountains) Viaduct was built to go around an unbuildable section of the mountain, and is free-standing on it's own supports, not actually touching the mountain at all except at the base. We were now travelling on the Memorial Day long weekend, so took our camping where we could get it - tonight we had the last site at a KOA in another small community just beside the parkway.

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May 31, 2009 - Appalachian Art

A Blue Ridge Gallery of uncommon Craft - Sunday, May 31 We took our time getting out of Hickory Nut Falls Campground. It’s hard to leave a river with a name like Rocky Broad. We finally managed it about 10:30 and we got on the supposedly ‘good’ road back to Asheville. It was just as narrow and winding as Highway 9, at least until we got within shouting distance of Asheville. By the time it widened out to four lanes. we were at the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and it was good to find ourselves back on this road we’ve come to love. Our...

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

Oct 7, 2007 - Exploring Chimney Rock Park

Chimney Rock Park, NC. Anyone traveling in this area and several hundred miles surrounding this area has pictures of the beautiful Chimney Rock... The story goes as this... At the turn of the century, Dr. Lucius Morse, a physician from St. Louis came to the area to seek a more favorable climate.... He was entranced by the awe-inspiring mountain of stone and dreamed of developing Chimney Park as a park for all to enjoy. In 1902 he purchased the 64 acres of Chimney Rock Mountain for $5,000.00. For over 100 years the Morse family remained the...

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The Beginning

Oct 5, 2007 - Ashville, NC

I had trouble sleeping last night.... Usually when I hear rain on the rooftop it lulls me to sleep but this time I had visions of waking up surrounded with water and not being able to get out... So what do I do when I can't sleep? Well the same thing as any normal modern gal would do.... I got up and played some games on my laptop.... It didn't stop the rain though. By the time Bill got up and started getting ready for our move it was still raining hard. For the first time in a long time, he broke camp with his wet suit on. Had we been...

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The Beginning

Jul 30, 2007 - Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina

We are back on the road for 12 days. Our first stop is in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina and the Historic old Grove Park Inn. Our drive over was uneventful with a little rain off and on. We're here now in our room and we're not going anywhere for now. We have a beautiful view, and a beautiful room. Then about 5 minutes after I wrote this the sky turned into a river. It rained for about 30 minutes or so. Nice to watch it from the comfort of a room with a picture window. Tomorrow it's Nashville, and then on to Memphis.

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Jul 12, 2007 - Biltmore Estate, Asheville North Carolina

Many of you may remember that our original plan when we came east was to spend the spring & summer exploring Florida, Georgia & the Carolinas. We ended up being in Florida much longer than we had planned; first our service appointment was delayed by two months and than we ended up being in service for one month. As a result of this 'Florida time' we had to cut out a lot of our time in the other three states. One of the places we had both been looking forward to visiting on this trip east was the Biltmore Estate and we decided to make it a...

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Jun 9, 2007 - Heading For The Blue Ridge Parkway

June 8 While Brenda went for her workout, I thought I would try and catch Rita Brown to check and see how her husband, our friend Bob Ward, was recovering from his serious throat surgery. I was gob-smacked when Bob answered the phone. He had been released from the hospital the day before and I had caught him making a breakfast of toast and scrambled eggs. It was an absolute delight to talk to Bob, who sounded just great and told me that he feels really good, considering what he's been through. What a great start to the day! Brenda returned...

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