Thursday, September 30, 2010
Blue Ridge - Sept. 2010 - Part 2
On I-26 in SC, on the way up, we ran into this 98 minute stop for a semi which rolled off the highway. With a wrecker in place holding the semi, both lanes were blocked. We drove around the wreck in single file on the median. Took a LONG time.
AH Florida......home of Spring & Fall onsloughts of LOVE BUGS! These small black bugs join in a mating ritual for life. Then they commit suicide on the highways. A motor home is a lovely wall for them to die upon!
Yes, that is a Tampa Bay football pillow on the dash. We now find few bugs in the mountains, apparently they have succumbed to the cooling weather.
The rainy weather has prevented me having my beloved campfire. A single pack of firewood has been under Roadhouse for days...waiting. Maybe tonight.
Blue Ridge - Sept. 2010 - Part 1
While we are early for the full color of Fall, there is a lot of color sprinkled among the still-green trees. Part of the lack of color this fall is a lack of rain in this area.
At Natural Bridge there are a lot of carvings in the rock...from George Washington's name placed when he surveyed the area, to this carved entry of a J R R Tolkein quote.
We walked the .75 miles up the gorge to see the indian village, the mystery river, heard underground, but never traced, to the falls which at this dry season was a trickle of water over some rocks.
Warm when we arrived, today in Boone, as we enjoy a down day to rest, it is in the 50s. Tonight 49 degrees.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
More Cape Cod....Part I
Another mile, another harbor full of boats of all sizes and shapes. I never got tired of seeing these.
We actually only spent one day on the Cape. It deserves much more time than we spent, and I am hopeful we'll return next year to the NE for a longer stay as we follow the leaves turning as they move South.
More Cape Cod....Part II
A harbor near SE curve of Cape Cod...Lovely water, boats at anchor all over and a beautiful day.
Fall....Leaves turning on a tree...Still early, but the colors of those turning were awesome!
I still have hundreds of pics and will post more, however our time home has been a whirlwind of activities.
Friday, September 03, 2010
On The Road!
Duchess has driven the coach....19 miles in 5 years! She likes my driving!
p.s. NO I am not short (6 ft), but the "butter-leather" chairs are very high backed!