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Blue Ridge Parkway – Day 2

Jim says:

Yesterday we drove 120 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Shortly after starting our day we crossed from North Carolina into Virginia.

High was 65 degrees and some occasional rain showers. We spent the night at a Moose Lodge about one mile off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke, Virginia.

Here’s four photos…

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It looks like fog,but in reality we are 3,000+ feet elevation and driving in the clouds. It got so bad at times that I had to slow to 20 mph and use my emergency hazard lights.
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is VERY hilly and curvy. It’s rare to be able to see one mile in advance.
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The old Mabry Grist/Saw Mill is the most photographed site on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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There are no traffic lights on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a temporary light to control one-lane traffic during bridge repairs.

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

Today we’ll continue in a Northeasterly direction on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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