So it would not be a surprise that I have been wanting to drive some more along the Blue Ridge Parkway for most of the winter.
Unfortunately it was closed most of the season due to snow (they don't do snow removal or salting in the park, so a bit of snow or ice could make for some excess rode-wise treachery.
So I was chuffed to find out that the majority of the parkway was opened last week. I say the majority as a section between Mount Mitchell and Asheville is closed for construction. However that does give me a good hour and a half drive - one way - so I took that deal, got in the Geovan of Destiny, and drove off with a squeal of tires and a roar of the engine as I accelerated off at the posted legal speed limit.
Mount Mitchell is the highest point east of the Mississippi, and you can drive almost to the very top. So I parked up, and walked the 2/10ths of a mile to the tippy top. (I have proof).
The very top is a slightly elevated observation deck. If you see what I see, the odds didn't look good for epic views...
A nice ending to an amazing ride, don'tcha think?