Saturday, September 18, 2010
Another Trip on The Blue Ridge Parkway
We took another trip to the Parkway this week... We drove from Boone to Little Switzerland and got off in Marion to stay with Trey's Dad and to give the Bus a little bit of flat ground to work with. He hates going up those steep hills- bringing it down to second most of the time, third if we were lucky. So we traveled on route 70 and I-40 to Asheville where we went North again. Being an air-cooled machine we could really tell the difference when we were close to Mount Mitchell (the highest point East of the Mississippi river). The elevation was above 5000 feet for most of the time, but luckily it dropped back down closer to 3000 after 25 miles or so... In the Picture to the Right, Mt. Mitchell is in the background, shadowing us.
The trip was a success! The Bus, although slow, did run great. And when we were in Marion it had a better time scooting around... we think he will enjoy traveling the flat lands a lot better. But the next time we drive him off the mountain will be the last, until we reach the other side...
We are already starting to think about our next Bus... more along the lines of a Syncro.