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May 31, 2011 - Grandfather Mountain

Day 4, Tuesday, May 31 Today we are camped at the private Linville Falls Campground. Everyone has cleared out after the holiday and we are the only campers here so it is just us, the owners and Willie. We visited Linville Falls on the Parkway today. It was very pretty. We hiked into the falls, about a ½ mile uphill. That is about as far a hike as Richard and I are good for. After that hike we drove up to Grandfather Mountain in Linville. This was actually nicer than I expected. When we entered, we were given a CD to use for an audio tour...

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Sep 25, 2010 - North Carolina

We continued our journey along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offered some challenges with low-hanging trees. With the exception of a short section at the end of the parkway where there's a low bridge clearance, we drove the entire route in the motorhome.

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Oct 19, 2006 - Grandfather Community, North Carolina

We spent 2 weeks in lovely Grandfather Community just SW of Boone, NC. Our primary objectives were to visit our friends, the Thekans and Bryans, both former neighbors in Parkland, who now own vacations homes in Boone. We also attended the Woolly Worm festival in Banner Elk, and the Fall Festival in Valley Crucis. The mountains of North Carolina are beautiful, particularly in the fall. We arrived just as the leaves were at their peak, and watched them fall to the ground. The festivals were fun, we had a great time with our friends, and...

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Jun 17, 2006 - The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Deep Creek Campground was a great place, but it was time to move along. We packed up and headed for the Blue Ridge Parkway. As we pulled out of the parking area we saw some Barn Swallows flying in and out of an old barn. We got on the Parkway near Asheville and saw two Turkey's with babies crossing the road. We drove along the Nantahala National Forest, the Great Smokey Mountains and Pisgah National Forest. We drove onto The Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville and saw some wild turkeys with babies. After awhile we stopped to take a hike and...

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