October 24, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway Trip

to the mountains....

Hubby and I took a day trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday.  I took a few photos so you could enjoy the drive as well...  Along the way we passed a farm that had some unusual trees in the distance..We think this is cudzo growing up the trees... One thing I know for sure is it looks like something out of Stonehenge.  Mother Nature at her finest!
After a 3 hour drive... with a stop off at the Sonic Drive-In, we arrived at the entrance to the Parkway..
Now, sit back and enjoy the beauty.....
They don't call them the "Blue Ridge Mountains" for nothing... look at that beautiful blue shadow atop the mountains!
This building was sitting along the edge of the parkway.. I had to snap a photo of it..I had brought along a quilt top done in fall colors to photograph somewhere along the way and this was the perfect spot!  Alas, I opened the back door to the truck and realized I left it at home!! arrghh
We had to make a stop at the Parkway Craft Center located at Moses Cone!  This was my first visit here and we were so glad that we found it!
These views are from the veranda of the Craft Center...
 Someone was eloping and the family wasn't invited.. What do you get when you have 1 pastor/photographer, 1 groom, 1 bride, 1 ring bearer, and 1 flower girl?  A romantic wedding in the mountains! I could not resist the photo!

On our way home we stopped off at a road side produce market. They had decorated for the fall/Halloween season so I grabbed a few shots.
 We left the produce stand with an ice cream cone in hand..me with chocolate almond and hubby with his all time favorite, peach...10 miles down the road we stopped for a steak!  Who says you can't have dessert first!  After we ate, we settled into the truck for the rest of our journey home.

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight... Wish I may, wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight... (Please let us get home safely)
Our guardian angel... "the man in the moon".. he followed us all the way home. :)
I hope you enjoyed your trip to the mountians!  I told hubby that I wish we could have been in a stretch limo with the sunroof so I could have stood up to make photos while we traveled along the Parkway.  I missed so many awesome shots because traffic was so heavy at times!  We were about a week late getting the best of photos.  A lot of the leaves had already fallen but it was still a beautiful day!

10 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That sounds like my type of trip. It looked just gorgeous and was the perfect time of the year to catch the colors.

elsie123 said...

Beautiful country and memorable trip. The only thing better would be if you could get that picture to the bride and groom! Maybe they'll read your blog. ; )

Oops-Lah said...

What lovely photos. How I miss seeing the fall leaves. Autumn is my favourite season. But here in Singapore we have summer all year long ;(. Have a good week ahead. Vreni x

Cathi said...

What stunning photographs -- the trees, mountains and the little wedding party!

Butterfly said...

Loved your pictures and now I have the John Denver song "Country Roads" in my head!

Leona

Lindah said...

Thank you for inviting us along on your fall drive through the Blue Ridge. Gorgeous photos! I do so miss the Blue Ridge and the Parkway.

Merry said...

What fantastic photos and yes....I certainly did enjoy the trip and all those wonderful colours.

shey.. said...

thanks for the memories... i used to live in the foothills of the blue ridge mountains when i lived in virginia... i miss seeing all the beautiful colours.. (we don't get much of a colour change here in florida.. lol).. shey..

Carin said...

Thanbks for showing us those beautiful photo's !!

Stempelientje said...

Wow!! That us awesome! The colours of all the trees!
Very beautiful pictures! Wish I've could have seen it for real!