Today we left Asheville and went to Cherokee, N.C. via the Blue Ridge Parkway. A trip that would take about an hour on the interstate took us 3 hours or more on this beautiful winding road.
The road was created in the 1930's by the CCC. It is lined with trees with many pull outs to view the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Every lookout has a name and gives you the elevation at that spot and the elevation of what you are viewing.
The weather was not the best. We ran into fog, rain and occasional sunshine.
The clouds were low and the views would have been better if the sun was out, but we enjoyed what we saw and are so grateful that the U.S. preserved this beautiful area for all to enjoy.
We saw part of the Appalachian Trail. This hiking trail is over 2,000 miles long. It passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia.
Here is a map
We didn't walk the trail but many people hike it, or parts of it, every year.
The wild flowers were beautiful
We had a wonderful drive and met many wonderful people enjoying our country.
America! So beautiful.