10/15/2013: Day 13: Day 3 of the Blue Ridge from Meadows of Dan to Blowing Rock
Today was another tiring day of driving along scenic views. But it is the first day since Charlotte (Day 6) where it neither rained, misted, nor fogged. A dry day with more sun than overcast.
We have completed 292 of the 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway after two and a half days of driving and stopping. Many, many pictures were taken. But between marginal connectivity and exhaustion, I did not select and process them until 11/22.
But today we can finally see into the distance from overlooks. And the trees are at peak color, for a sub-standard color year.
Last night we stayed in an old fashioned Motel with good beds but little else to recommend it.
Tonight, for about 50% more (just over $100 with tax) we have a nicely upgraded old roadside motel just off the Parkway near Blowing Rock, NC.