Friday, September 24, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway

(click the photos for larger views)

The last day of July and the first few days of August, Roger and I took a vacation. Our 26th anniversary had just passed and we both were looking forward to time away from work and time spent together.

Everyone suggested lots of touristy sites to see, but we just wanted to get away... no touristy sites, no souvenir shops, nothing... just time away... driving through back roads, stopping when we saw something of interest, avoiding the interstate when at all possible, and no phone calls ~ except from the kids and my sister a couple of times. :)

One of those days we drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway. It had been terribly hot in Dalton, GA where we had visited friends a couple days earlier, but once we got in the mountains, it cooled off.

There was very little traffic, possibly since it was during the week and not the weekend. We pulled off the road several times to get out and enjoy all the gorgeous views.

It was so nice to just breathe and relax and not hear the phone or the door bell ringing ....
does that sound anti-social? lol!

All of the scenic overlooks had interesting names...

The tunnels were named as well.
I can't tell you how many tunnels we went through. There was always a sign with the tunnel name as you enter the tunnel...

and there was a sign as you came out the other end. It was always named Chuck Lights. Chuck Lights? What kind of name was that??? Ok, so I finally paid better attention (I was the one driving) and realized it was CHECK lights! Sheesh! I should have filled my new eyeglass prescription before we left on our trip!

There were curves everywhere, hairpin curves. Thank goodness I was driving!
I don't like hairpin curves on top of a mountain. I should be used to them though ~ we have them where I live, too.

Despite the hairpin curves, and the momentary lapse of good vision when reading tunnel signs,
it was a relaxing trip. I loved it and was ready to go again a couple of days after we returned home. :)


About a week after our vacation, the 127 Corridor Sale was in progress. I'll share some of those photos in a few days. :)


My new website, Simple Joys Paperie, is now open for business.
I'll post some product photos from it later today.


Thanks for stopping by!
Take Care & God Bless,


  1. Lovely!! (But I would def need some Dramamine if I were in the car with you!)

  2. I'm with Cathy! I think those hairpin turns would have turned my stomach! :) Your photos are beautiful, and the trip looks like it was a lot of fun. I'm glad you and Roger were able to get away together.