Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beautiful Fall Day on Blue Ridge

Got an early start on Saturday, it was a spectacular day on the Blue Ridge.

We drove to Blowing Rock a beautiful small mountain town, had lunch and walked around. Blowing Rock is a well visited place with shops, too crowded so we quickly headed out to drive the Ridge. We have been there before so I was anxious to see the foliage.

As you can see from my photos it was just past peak, the Blue Ridge has different colors than New England foliage less maples less reds, more oranges and yellow and brown and millions of Rhododendrum bushes the size of buildings.

We have camped along the Ridge many times the last being in a hurricane 2 years ago. We had met the kids for a few days, after one night in pouring rain we switched to the lodge, luckily got rooms since everyone else who was smart left. The deer walk through your camp site and nibble on trees like you are not even there. It was fun for Emma she loves camping she has even done an overnight rustic camping trip with Dad backpacking. She is quite the hiker.

I love being so close to make a day trip when we desire.

Hope you all got out and enjoyed the beautiful weather!!

We ended the day watching the Phillies lose to the Giants...the Giants are a good team and I wish them well in the World Series....I guess it will be Go Giants!!!

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