When I Was 69

When I Was 69
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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Tourists follow me

I've led tours when I was quite a bit younger, around my school during the summers, when families would want to see what it was like.

Now I love taking friends for their first time to Mt. Mitchell on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I have many other neat places to go as well.  As my aging has kept me from hiking in the beautiful woods, at least there are many sites which are available to us drivers/minimal walkers.

 A rather low overlook close to home.  We tried to limit the places we stopped!



 At Craggy Gardens Picnic area, the day was absolutely perfect for looking for miles in every direction. And being Thursday before the big Labor Day weekend, it was vacant!


 The little visitors center at Craggy Bald is always a fun place to stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Just a glimpse of Burnett Reservoir shows behind all those leaves. The reservoir is low because the dam is being worked on.


We kept taking selfies, mostly with only half of my face!

Onward we went...Mt. Mitchell is next!

7 comments:

  1. Hello, cute selfies of you and your friend. You are a great tour guide, pretty views and photos. Have a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. Good to hear from you Eileen! We did have fun! Hope you have a great new week too!

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  2. ...it's fun to share special spots with others and I thank you for taking me along. A friend of mine lives in Jonas Ridge, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There will be no selfies of me, I don't want to scare you!

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    1. Now I'm not familiar with Jonas Ridge and you've given me something to look up! And maybe somewhere else to explore. I'm beyond the hiking phase of my life however.

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  3. Great photos!
    It has been many years since we drove on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I still remember how beautiful it was!

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  4. Driving and getting out to view and shoot becomes the way to go at a certain age.

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