2010 On the road to Minnesota travel blog

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flame Azalea


Henry and Blondie at the Casdades




Beth and Blondie at Cascades

View on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Flame Azaleas

Some of you probably remember the song "Hang Down your Head Tom...


Couldn't identify these but we saw a lot out in the woods

We spent 3 nights at a Corps of Engineers Park near Wilkesboro, NC. The Wilkesboro area was once known as the Moonshine Capital of the World. It is also the where the song "Hang Down your Head Tom Dooley" came from.

Saturday was a beautiful, sunny and warm day so we decided to take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We drove about 30 miles on the parkway. Of course we stopped at several overlooks and took a hike to the Cascades waterfall.

On Sunday we asked some locals who had the best barbeque in town. They sent us to Brushy Mountain Smokehouse. We picked up a pound of pulled pork and a 1/2 rack of ribs for supper. Outstanding!

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