RSS

Day 5 – DiamondBack, Blowing Rock, The Snake, and Virginia…

28 Jul

 

This morning began a little differently than the other days. The guys got up and out early while the ladies slept in and had a leisurely breakfast. The guys wanted to ride the “Diamondback” – so we thought it would be nice to let them ride without passengers and without all the luggage. So once they got back, we loaded up and jumped on the Parkway heading toward Blowing Rock.

(The “Diamondback” is similar to the “Tail of the Dragon” but just a little less aggressive and a lot less hype and reputation.)

WP_20130425_013

The ride to Blowing Rock was very scenic and the weather was perfect. Speaking of the weather, we were so blessed that the storms the night before were all cleared up this morning. We are so thankful that God goes before us and prepares the way.

WP_20140728_003 WP_20140728_004

Blowing Springs is a wonderful little town where we walked around some great shops and ate lunch “al fresco”. Just about everybody on that patio had their dogs with them – which we enjoyed thoroughly – really we did! That’s not sarcasm.

WP_20140728_007  WP_20140728_008  WP_20140728_010

After lunch we rode just a couple of miles to the actual “blowing rock” historic site. If you are at all interested in the story of blowing rock you can read about it on the internet. The views were spectacular from there.

WP_20140728_016 1 pic1 Pic2 Pic3 WP_20140728_13_50_08_Pro WP_20140728_015(1)

Back on the bikes for more beautiful scenery with Abingdon, Virginia as our desired destination for the night. But first let’s do a few more twists… now the Snake. The Snake is also known as US 421 between Mountain City and Friendship Tennessee. The northern part of the Snake was great, the southern portion would have been great as well but the night before storms had left the road covered in debris (don’t hold that against the road). We all completed the Snake without incident and perhaps a few board drags along the way.

WP_20140728_022

In Abingdon we found rooms at the Comfort Suites and were able to do some laundry and play a friendly game of Phase 10…while Dean planned the next day of our trip.

WP_20140728_027

Well off to bed to get ready for horse farms and bluegrass tomorrow.

 
1 Comment

Posted by on July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Day 5 – DiamondBack, Blowing Rock, The Snake, and Virginia…

  1. Bill & Shirley Gilbert

    July 29, 2014 at 10:51 am

    It sounds like you are having a blast! This reminds me of our Senior Softball trips with friends in our 50s and 60s. It was fun while it lasted. Keep safe. Love, Mom & Dad Gilbert

    Like

     

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: