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Old 10-22-2012, 06:28 PM   #29
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I was there today for a few hours and it was beautiful, not camping as planned though. Since DW hurt her back we have to be close to home for treatment for a while longer. I will not be on the south end of the BR parkway at the end of this week, as I told you above.
Alan,
Maybe we'll have a chance to catch up on another trip. We didn't finish the Blue Ridge Parkway and plan to sometime.

I saw your "airstream sightings" post and wondered if you caught us... but I don't think so...

Hope your wife is feeling better soon!

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I wish I knew you were so close by also! You were very close by and I would had loved to offer you some parking and a meal here in Baltimore. Dinoland would had gotten my vote too btw...
Frank,
We fully intend to take you up on that offer someday!

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Old 10-22-2012, 06:40 PM   #30
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I just stumbled onto this thread. Looks like you are camping pretty close to my backyard. I don't know where you are at, but we like Loft Mtn. in the SNP. Great sunsets close to site A10A and hot showers ($). Just south of the SNP, go to Sherando Lake off of 664. You can probably find an electric site there, but the best site is A30 (no elect) but free hot showers (see photo). Further south we like Rocky Knob (mm165) and the Tuggles gap restaurant at Route 8 is good. Then camp at Julian Price- lots to see in the area (Lynn Cove Viaduct and Grandfather Mtn). Lynville Falls is good, but not the campground. At the Gem Meusium take the exit and then two left turns and eat at the restaurant with the view. Then Mt Pisgah Campground and their fabulous view Restaurant.

Last is Davidson River Campground by Brevard, lots of waterfalls in this area also. You may see Alan there.

Have fun traveling, Dan
Dan, Thanks for all that site advice! I'll keep this handy for our trip back to the parkway.

I thought it was quite a coincidence that we did stay at Loft Mountain- and very near A10. We were in A7, I think.

Ironically, we also stayed at the Davidson River Campground. We got off of the parkway just south of the Linville Falls Visitor's center. We met TwoBikes at the Davidson River Campground- it is a lovely area!
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #31
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More pictures & the end of the trip

Some Blue Ridge Parkway photos:
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Sunset on our last full day on the parkway:

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Camping with TwoBikes at Davidson River Campground in the Pisgah National Forest before heading home on Saturday 10/22/12:

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #32
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First things first. After Acadia, we headed toward Shenandoah but before we turned onto the parkway we had to make one (important?) stop, to Dinosaur Land.

(Not to fear, there will be dozens of glossy photos of this crazy place on the blog soon!)
Dinosaur Land photos, as promised:

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:56 PM   #33
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Staying warm in Florida.

We're not ready to be snow birds yet... but after having a chilly October in New England we sure have enjoyed our warm two weeks in Florida for November!

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Time to head back home tomorrow.
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Good for you guys!!!! Tell us all about it!
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Very nice photos of the Parkwąy.
Glad that you made it to Florida and DW in Nov.

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:52 PM   #36
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On the move again...

We spent yesterday evening at Florida Caverns State Park. We can't say we loved the campground but the caverns were very nice.

The CCC worked on the Florida Caverns in the 1930s to dig them out enough for tours.

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They have a "touching rock!"

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It still felt really odd to touch ANYTHING in a cave (for fear of damaging it.)

We only stayed the one night at Florida Caverns.
Today we moved over to Falling Water State Park, home to Florida's tallest waterfall.

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"Falling Water" is a whopping 73 feet.

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Does this make it the shortest tallest waterfall (by state)?
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