We decided to take a break from hiking and drive part of the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway. At almost every turn there is a view of the mountains and there are plenty of overlooks to stop take pictures and enjoy the view. At a few stops there were lots of wildflowers and butterflies.
No matter what I tried I could not capture the drop off at the edge of the overlooks. The grass was mowed right up to the edge of a drop off that was just short of vertical. About a 10 foot drop for every 2 feet out and continuing for sometimes 500 feet like that. It is deceptive because of the thick grasses, weeds, and wildflowers growing up above the cut grass sometimes made it look like the edge was several feet further.
Below is the full raw video of driving the Parkway. We did stop the camera almost every time we pulled off on an overlook. It is long and we did not talk much of the time. I did not think adding music would improve the video. ....
We stopped at the restored 1900’s farm at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the Smoky Mountain National Park. The farm has several buildings including a set of log bee hives. The barn is huge and still water tight. Rain poured down for half an hour on our tour. So that was where we waited till it cleared. The turkeys in the field were not concerned about our being near them at all.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...