Asheville NC to Boone, NC along the Blue Ridge Parkway - NM&AZ 2011
View from the Blue Ridge Parkway
Nice day for a drive.   It was 67 degrees with a slight breeze.   We rolled the windows down and opened the sunroof and tried to pretend we were driving a convertible.   Our speed was down to 40 mph to negotiate the twists and turns of the parkway.   The slower speed also allowed us to really take in the scene.

There was also a stop to see and buy crafts and one just to sit at a picnic table and have a hot cup of coffee.

We stopped and walked a mile to Linville Falls.   Then sat and just enjoyed the sight and sounds of the water spilling over and swirling among the rocks.   After a month in the Southwest all this water was a welcome sight.  

Tonight we are in Boone, North Carolina.

Nice dinner out at a place called the Hob Knob Farm Café.   Whenever we end up in a new town we check Trip Advisor on line for recommended restaurants.   They haven’t failed us yet.   It was a very eclectic menu with everything from Pasta, to Sushi to Burritos.    The waitress then recommended a nearby Frozen Custard shop called Custard Depot. The owner steered us toward ordering the plain vanilla as there was a fresh batch just coming out of the machine.    He was right.   Really good stuff.

Photos of Blue Ridge Parkway (placeholder)

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