Richie, I've not been on the BRPW this year but agree with you, it's my favorite place also. We live about 100 miles from Blowing Rock, NC , the closest entry for us. I went to college at Appalachian St in Boone, spent lots of time on the Parkway. Still try to get up there at least once a year.
For me, the instant I pull on to the Parkway this great feeling of mellowness just flows over me. Some of the best tax money this country EVER spent.
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