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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway and the Shenandoah Mountains

Wildlife and scenery abound during this leg of our road trip. What a beautiful drive our road trip has been. We drove from Asheville to Roanoke, Virginia on the Blue Ridge Parkway and talk about seeing a lot of deer. Deer are everywhere here. Manny and Abby are so exhausted after this trip through the Blue Ridge Parkway, they are sure to be tuckered out after Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah's. This is beautiful and rolling hillside country, with brick homes and farms along this scenic road, with larger populations, 2-3000 feet below in the foothills. This road trip journey is spectacular and worth it for anyone that loves to take the time to see the country, and is not in a hurry to get anywhere. One thing I've learned on this vacation is that the Northeast is in much more of a hurry than anywhere south of least during this journey, that is for sure! It is an important foot note, since I will try to push less and listen more.
After staying in Roanoke, it was up early and back to our scenic drive. The Blue Ridge Parkway is closed, just north of Roanoke mid November until April for road work, so we skipped it and move on to the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah's. This is deer country to the max! We saw over 100 deer in the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah's. We also saw 3 with her two cubs. I tried really hard to get a picture, but there happened to be another spectator nearby that was noisy, to say the least! Anyone that has joined me on a moose watching tour, knows the importance of being respectful to wildlife, staying quiet and keeping our distance. We saw the 3 bears, so I have them in my memory, but would have LOVED to have gotten a great picture to share. But, I walked away from this memory recalling the importance of quiet observance in nature.

From the scenic drive of the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah's, to Cooperstown, New York and the Baseball Hall of Fame...we are loving our getaway!!!

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