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Seasonal Reverse

Seasonal Reverse

See Park Video Yesterday we traveled only 242 miles but in a northerly direction and with a gain in altitude that took us back to early Spring. The deciduous trees are bare, this morning the temperature is in the thirties, and we see robins! We're on Site A32, a...

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Highway 221

Highway 221

We headed south this morning but not along the parkway this time. We got off on US-221, hoping to get ice and coffee at Grandfather Country Store but we were too early for that so we continued south along this road alongside the BRP.  We were treated to the sight...

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Among the Rhododendron

Among the Rhododendron

Moving north along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we left Linville Falls this morning and made it just a few miles to the Julian Price campground.  Here we're finding ample shade and little sun for the solar panels so we've made the switch to a cooler for the food. We went...

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Chimney View

Chimney View

We were up and about this morning before most folks and in the cool of the day we headed to the Linville Falls  Visitors Center. This time we headed for Chimney View and a look at both the Upper and the Lower Falls. We opted so save Erwin's View for the next...

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Linville Falls

Linville Falls

These beautiful falls appear in a scene in the movie The Last of the Mohicans, but due to the magic of cinema look much taller and fearsome than they seem in person!  We've walked from the visitors center about three-quarters of a mile to sit and ponder the...

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

 Yesterday's adventure was to hang around the campsite most of the day. All four of us enjoyed the opportunity to relax between naps! In the evening we helped M&S determine that their outside TV works as part of their all systems check. Today we headed north...

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Reintroduced Elk in Cataloochee

Reintroduced Elk in Cataloochee

Bull Elk Cataloochee Great Smoky Mountains On Day Two of Gary's adventures exploring our new neighborhood we headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway enjoying views from Waterrock Knob and other overlooks along this scenic highway the park service calls "America's Favorite...

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.