Blue Ridge Parkway – Day 3

Jim says:

We drove 52 miles yesterday. Here’s 10 photos…

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The day started sunny but hazy.
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The stonework on the bridges is beautiful.
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35 miles of today’s journey went through the Jefferson National Forest.
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Above 3,500 feet, the trees have fewer leaves.
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The James River as seen through my driver’s window screen. At 649 feet elevation, it’s the lowest point of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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About one mile beyond the James River is Otter Lake.
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Mary holds a small delicate flower.
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The small delicate flower tree. Neither Mary nor I know the name. Do You?
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About one mile beyond Otter Lake, the Otter Creek Campground was open.
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Mary relaxing (snoozing) at our campsite. It’s nice to see here at ease as opposed to her hectic life when she’s at home in California. The afternoon was overcast with a temperature of 70 degrees with relatively low humidity.

About 3:30 PM the skies opened up and it rained HARD for about an hour. Later in the evening we enjoyed a nice two-hour conversation with our neighbors, Diane and Frank Wilson from Florida. They recently completed a couple of months RVing in Mexico. They bought a copy of my Panama or Bust book from me.

Today we have another 60 miles of Blue Ridge Parkway left to drive. Once completed, we will have driven 305 of the 469 mile parkway. Road repairs/closures prevented us from driving the entire length.

The roadway then continues on for another 105 miles as Skyline drive as part of the Shenandoah National Park.

Here’s the official government website link…
http://www.nps.gov/blri/index.htm

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Parkway

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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http://www.panamaorbust.com

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