Fun display in the gift shop...after we'd eaten, then we felt leisurely enough to "window shop."
(Window shop just means "not buying anything.")
Rather high quality post cards and other local art work...including some nice pottery!
Here's the limitation of phone cameras...either too dark if you want to see the light naturally...
Or too light if you want to see the foreground. Oh well. Just looking.
Fun book selection. I imagine sitting in a room in the nearby motel and reading something (especially on a rainy day, of which we've had plenty!)
Or how about one liner signs to send to friends?
Since the Inn and restaurant just opened April 1, there wasn't a big crowd like there will be in the summertime.
The new viewing deck was almost for ourselves alone!
I couldn't resist getting a multiple image through the window, to the other side of the gift shop, including yours truly reflected! The bright half of my face is of the little stained glass items on the other window with trees outside it.
Some of the structure of the viewing platform, which is handicap accessible.
More to come...of our journey before going through 9 tunnels on the way home on the Blue Ridge Parkway.