Daily Archives: December 13, 2014


driving the appalachians

To escape the I-95 corridor, more and more often I go inland and travel along the East Coast’s long inland range.  What beauties, both natural and man-made, to encounter!  Recently I revisited the Blue Ridge Parkway (speed limit 45mph) and the Skyline Drive (speed limit 35mph), far more enticing drives […]


Dinosaur Land, VA

Between the first climb to the Skyline Drive and the intersection with the amazing transcontinental US-50, can be found this pre-historic and engrossing tourist trap, along US-340 near White Post, where I have stopped in wonder over the years.  The extensive knick-knack shop has a good selection of US flags, […]


Mini-Graceland, VA

Right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Roanoke, VA, can be found a mini-wonder also called Elvis City, a back- and front yard extravaganza built by the deceased Don Epperly.  His son Mike has taken up the mantle, though upkeep conditions, like the legend, appear to be long in the […]