driving the appalachians

Down North Carolina way is the wonderful town of Blowing Rock, whose eponymous tourist attraction is the state’s oldest, where “snows falls upside down”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 than the parallel I-81.  [see thumbnails for captions]