Friday, September 23, 2011

Part II: Asheville Bed and Breakfast Loves a Drive on The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a narrow, very long...about 480 miles...National Park..and you can get to from our Asheville bed and breakfast in about 5.5miles. The Parkway is one lane in each direction, no guard-rails in lots of places and views galore to take your breath away. Because it's a National Park and not a highway, there's no commercial traffic on it.

   And maybe you can guess what's coming next. Hmmm, let's see. One lane each way, no trucks, winding roads at high elevations with lots of places to pull over and admire the incredible views...What kind of vehicles do you think you'll find?  Yes, you guessed it! Motorcycles!  All kind, all sizes, some pulling small trailers, some with a partner...Lots and lots and lots of motorcycles. Surely the Blue Ridge Parkway is "motorcycle heaven"!

   On a drive south, toward Cherokee from Asheville, I only had in mind to get to a great hiking spot called "Graveyard Fields", about 25 miles and back. It's located close to milepost 418 and has a lovely walk that includes a waterfall. Great spot! But on the way down and turning around to come home, I counted 61 motorcycles!  I was really happy with the car windows rolled down, but I can easily imagine that they were having an even better experience with the sweet-smelling air in their faces, taking their time and no trucks!  Indeed, it's truly "motorcycle heaven"!. And "heaven" for a short or a long drive in your vehicle, too!

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