Friday, June 26, 2009

The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. "America's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys.

The Parkway incorporates several recreation areas, some exceeding 6,000 acres. These parks within the Parkway have visitor centers, camp grounds, picnic areas, trails and, in many instances, concessionaire-operated lodges, restaurants, and other facilities.

We had yesterday off, so we decided to take a little drive on the blue Ridge Parkway. We only drove for about an hour or so. The views are just breathtaking! What a great place for driving and taking pictures. Can't wait until the fall, how beautiful can that be!

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