|More than 200 overlooks on the|
Blue Ridge Parkway
|The vistas show layer after layer|
of mountains in the distance
|The highest elevation on the Parkway|
is in North Carolina.
|Rock outcroppings line the parkway,|
ancient sentries of the journey.
I also thoroughly enjoyed the Folk Art Center that is managed by the Parkway. Unfortunately, I couldn't take any pictures there ... but, the handwork, carvings, musical instruments, and more were wonderful to see. My favorite piece was a small wooden carving of an older mountain woman with a nail in her mouth, wielding a hammer, working to shape a horseshoe on an anvil. I loved the implied "can do it" meaning.
|Craggy Gardens area is covered with |
blooming rhododendrons in the spring.
|Driving through one of the 26 tunnels.|
|Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak|
east of the Mississippi.