Journey Through North Carolina – Part 15

Hello and welcome to part 15 of our journey through North Carolina.

As we continued along the Blue Ridge Parkway climbing higher the cloud cover got so thick it was difficult seeing what was in front of us.  I guess this happens when you mix rain, warm temperatures and an elevation of 6000-feet plus above sea level.  What we could see through the fog was truly beautiful but these conditions mixed with narrow roads we were sharing with lots of bicyclist was certainly a formula for accident waiting to happen.  Looking at the maps it was time to break from the Blue Ridge Parkway and head down some country roads as we began singing that John Denver classic song “Country Roads”.  Yup, we are silly and childlike… but isn’t this what life is about… besides, it’s a great tune.

Well this is it for today.  We hope you come back and see how the trip unfolds as we share more of USA Through Our Eyes.  Until then be safe.


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64 thoughts on “Journey Through North Carolina – Part 15

  1. Ha ha ha!😄 I’d love to meet Ellen! She’s such a positive person!! When my daughter lived here we’d watch it together every day. We’d both be in tears when she’d help someone out with a car or one of the giant Shutterfly checks!!

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  2. Thanks Heide. It was an experience for sure. It is great to see everyone being careful and looking out for one another. We don’t know how those cyclist held up though with that rain pouring down. It is so nice that you are with us on the adventure.

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  3. Hi Margaret. We were away from the computer for a couple days and we’re just getting around to reading everyone’s wonderful notes and post. We loved you thoughts. Isn’t it great to let the inner child out and love and laugh. We’re sure Abba Father is smiling as He watched us wash the vehicle in the rain. The best part is He didn’t charge us for the rinse job, lol, lol.

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  4. Yikes for sure. There were moments when we held our breath. We couldn’t take our eyes off the road for long. I guess this is why they have so many pull offs so you can stop and enjoy the views. It is so nice having you with us for the ride. You would have loved the gardens along the way. Flowers of all sorts.


  5. So true. It could be a scene used for different types of story opening. It is for sure a wild life filled area. There were moments we could just imagine rolling off some of those roads with no shoulders and a 200 foot cliff. One could be in the ravine a long time before being discovered.

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  6. We were having a ball singing and driving. You sure would have been rolling on the floor laughing if you had seen the “carpool karaoke” going on, lol. It feels good laughing though and knowing you are laughing with us.

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  7. Isn’t it great when those tunes come to mind as you’re traveling down the roadways, lol. Yes when we would come around some of those sharp turns and suddenly there was a bicycle our hearts would stop. It’s surprising there isn’t more accidents on the highways there. We are so pleased with our little home on wheels. It goes everywhere on the grid or off. It is so nice having you along with us!!!

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  8. Oh! How I relish those rainy feelings and sounds in your video! We in Seattle have had dry days for a new record. Just last night we finally got a bit of rain – overnight – so I did not see it. And we’ll be back to 80s temps next week. Thank you for the lovely respite! 🙂

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  9. How gorgeous! I think this is one of my favorite clips yet — you’ve reminded me of how wild and beautiful those back roads can be. Hats off to you too for observing a safe driving speed in those conditions. 🙂

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  10. I posted a comment to this post, yesterday so if it pops up, I apologize. And of course I don’t remember word for word what I posted hahaha sorry but it was something like… oh to be silly and childlike, it’s the best way to be. I love the video, even with the rain it is beautiful! God makes the most beautiful things for His children to enjoy :):)

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  11. Brrr bad weather Tom and Audrey, the video is great and the link let see how beautiful it is by the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stay childlike, never loss the child in you, but it is not silly, I like John Denver, and the first I thought was the song “Sweet Surrender”. Warm greetings, Ann.

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  12. “West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home….” love that song! Wow, that bike rider came out of nowhere, so dangerous. Another beautiful place with a mood of its own. Btw I love the final scene with your campervan – your lovely home on wheels.

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  13. You don’t know what you’re asking for when you want to hear me sing! 😉 You’d hit the “0ff” button the very first second of listening. Seriously: I can’t keep a tune. I really wish I could, but I have a tin ear – absolutely.

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  14. LOL. Isn’t it funny how the old songs come to mind as we encounter areas. “Galveston” was an awesome song and just love the way Glenn Campbell sang it. When you are entering the area you need to roll down the windows Pit and belt it out, lol. Have the Mrs. video it! We’d love to see that on the blog post, LOL.

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  15. It is isn’t it. We will definitely return. We know what you mean about the cyclist. We’ve cycled and to be on that narrow hilly road with cars zipping by would to our belief be an accident waiting to happen.

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  16. Lovely video! 🙂 I can easily imagine one driving through these mountain singing! I love the John Denver song, and I’m also thinking now of “In the Blues Ridge Mountains of Virginia”, even if you’re talking of NC.
    Btw, I still have “Galveston, oh Galveston” on my mind, since just now I am posting about our trip there.
    Have a great day,

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