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North Carolina Vacation – Day 6 of 9

Day 6 (May 16th) of our 9-day North Carolina vacation began with breakfast, once again at Country Vittles.  We walked to the restaurant with several VROC friends. Bob ordered the same entree as yesterday, a western omelet. I ordered scrambled eggs, bacon and two blueberry pancakes.

After breakfast Bob and I rode from Maggie Valley to the highest elevation overlook (6,053 feet) on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

P5164979 4x6Highest Elevation – Blue Ridge Parkway

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We turned around at this overlook and returned to Maggie Valley. On our way back to Maggie Valley we stopped at two other overlooks.  The first overlook that we stopped at was the Woodfin Cascades Overlook (milepost 446).

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I thought THIS waterfall was Woodfin Cascades.  I learned afterward that Woodfin Cascades was what could be seen, if the leaves were off the trees, from the overlook.  The waterfall that we did see was located across the parkway from the overlook.

Our second stop was at  Waterrock Knob (milepost 451.2).  As you can see both east and west from the parking area, this overlook would be a great place to watch a sunrise or sunset.

P5164990+P5164991_panorama 30x10Waterrock Knob Overlook

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The road you see in this photograph is the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It is the direction that we traveled, when we left Waterrock Knob.

 

When we left Maggie Valley, the temperature was around 50 degrees. It got colder the higher we climbed. It was a chilly ride, but not too bad. Returning to Maggie Valley, it got even colder because of rain and wind.   You can see the rain across the mountains in the Waterrock Knob panoramic photograph displayed above.  I am happy that we made the ride, but I was glad to be back at our hotel in our room with the heater on!

If you have read my previous blog posts about our North Carolina vacation, you will recall that we traveled to Maggie Valley to attend the South East Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (SEVROC) motorcycle rally.  We attended the SEVROC Meet & Greet at Maggie Valley Inn & Conference Center’s Rendezvous Tiki Bar from 6:00 until 7:30 pm.

10342961_10202091356941800_8894103808614404384_nPhoto obtained from Jack ‘Jax’ McGuigan’s Facebook photographs

Dinner was buffet style and consisted of salad, dinner roll, fried chicken, BBQ chicken, cowboy beans, corn on the cob, potatoes, fried shrimp, cookies and brownies. The food was quite good. It had been such a cold day. Can you believe that we had snow showers, while at the Meet & Greet!

We all came back to the hotel, after the Meet & Greet. A campfire was built, and we even had live music.

 

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3 Responses to “North Carolina Vacation – Day 6 of 9”

  1. Betsyfromtennessee

    Somewhere we have a photo of Woodfin Cascades –which kinda goes parallel down the mountain from where you are standing… I’ll try to find it and send it to you… Don’t know what waterfall you saw –but it was a beauty!!!

    Sounds like you were with a great group of friends.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Eileen

    Linda, wonderful photos. I love the shots from the Blue Ridge Parkway! The meet & greet looks like a fun time.. Great photos.. Enjoy your weekend!

    Reply

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