Day Twentyseven
Day Twentyseven

Asheville, NC to Blowing Rock, NC
July 9th, 2004

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian - Wandering around downtown Asheville
Theresa - Gallery hopping in downtown Asheville
Brian & Theresa - None really
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
112 (1719 total)
Sunny, overcast, in the 70's on the Parkway
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
no fillup
Deer, wild turkeys, bronze turkeys, bronze pigs
Julian Price Memorial Park Campground
Washington, DC

Daily Didactic
Our day began next to a curiously brown lake in the Asheville KOA. It was not too curiously brown for children to be paddleboating in it and such, but it was still curiously brown. We headed back into Asheville with a gallery walk map Theresa secured yesterday and proceeded to walk. Asheville's downtown is a nice little walkable, tourist friendly, grid and we hoofed it up and down avenues in the 90 degree heat until we were all arted out. Or at least until Brian was all arted out. We retreated to the brew pub that had served us dinner the night before for a little lunch, and Brian stayed behind to work on web pages while Theresa hit a few more galleries. Brian and Theresa both give Asheville a hearty thumbs up and recommend it on your next visit to North Carolina.

Late in the afternoon we jumped back on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or as those of us in the know call it "the Parkway", and tooled northward toward Virginia. Not making much headway due to our slackerly tourist behavior, we called it a night at the Julian Price Memorial Park Campground.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

Morning in our lakeside kampsite Our lake
Bronze pigs in Asheville Being followed by Bronze turkeys
The Barley Taproom is good for dinner and lunch, it turns out Old Asheville
Nifty gargoyle Cool cupola
Inside on the Parkway Outside on the Parkway
Backwards on the Parkway From the top of Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. It was quite a hike.
Like we said A birds eye view of the Blue Ridge Parkway
The bus, taking a break Atmospheric perspective
Early evening road shot Two options. Nice and simple.

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