Thursday, April 9, 2015

North Carolina, Tennessee (again) and Virginia

We made it to our kids’ in Virginia today. We had originally planned on taking the Blue Ridge Parkway, but we found out it isn’t really conducive to large RVs. Then the other option is finding places to stay along the way and take our Jeep to the places we want to see. It’s another 45 mph highway, and we found that a lot of the camping areas don’t open until April 15th to May 1st. No, we’re not in a hurry, but with the weather the way it’s been and not knowing where to go, I decided to just go head to Springfield where our two sons and daughter-in-law live.

North Carolina: IMG_6281IMG_6289IMG_6291 IMG_6293  IMG_6303  IMG_6309  IMG_6311  IMG_6314  IMG_6317  IMG_6326 This is a 9-story observation tower, and “the most photographed view”, but there was no way we were going to be able to stop without knowing about that ahead of time going down 9% grade, and there was no RV parking anyway when we went past. And, of course, it was raining again.
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Tennessee: IMG_6403IMG_6410IMG_6423  IMG_6443  IMG_6448  IMG_6451  IMG_6456  IMG_6458  IMG_6463

Virginia: IMG_6468IMG_6496IMG_6499    Natural Bridge in Virginia is near the highway we were on so we stopped to see how much it was, what we could see, etc. I know people who have seen it say it’s great, but we couldn’t justify $40 to see it. It’s another $16 for both of us to see the cavern. We saw a lot of pictures at the gift shop. They also do a night show, which we wouldn’t be staying around for (same price). The road runs across the naturally created bridge, and nothing can actually be seen from the top as protective fences at the top block any view. Storms were on the radar and we decided to keep on going. Click here for history.
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