The Driving Adventures Begin – The Blue Ridge Mountains

As I mentioned in my post First Stop – Charlotte, North Carolina we drove all over North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. (We left just in the nick of time too. Had we stayed just one day later, we would have been in a real bind. We left the day before the pipeline hack that left much of the country, including the states we were visiting, with very limited gas supplies.) After a stopping at Parker-Binns Winery and dining at Dat’s Cajun Cafe in Hendersonville, More Stops on Day One we were ready to let our driving adventures begin. We decided to take the scenic route and drove across North Carolina along the Blue Ridge Parkway that runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains. WOW! It was a gorgeous route. Even though I live in mountain country, (we have our beautiful Rocky Mountains) the Blue Ridge Mountains are totally different and offer a completely different kind of beauty and charm than the mountains we have here at home. But before embarking upon the Blue Ridge Parkway, we stopped at this beautiful water fall.

Driving along the ridge.

This is the view we had for most of our journey from North Carolina into Virginia. Isn’t it gorgeous?

We even got lucky enough to see a momma bear and her cub out enjoying their day too.

This is momma making sure all is well for her cub to come out.

He was a little shy and was busy playing in the woods, being a typical kid.

The bears all over are just now coming out of hibernation, and they love their dandelions. The dandelions are a good food source for them, especially after just coming out of hibernation, plus they also get them a little intoxicated as well. We learned this from our travels across the Yukon from Alaska into Canada quite a few years ago.

This is just the first of our adventures too. I have plenty more. Stay tuned.

Stay well and stay safe Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

13 thoughts on “The Driving Adventures Begin – The Blue Ridge Mountains”

  1. Had a wonderful trip a few years back visiting relatives in Charlotte and Asheville. We spent a lot of it on the Blue Ridge Parkway and those stunning mountain views will stay with me forever.

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  2. How amazing to see bears! I’ve never seen black bears in the wild. I love the BRP and Skyline Drive. We’ve been the entire length and it is beautiful the entire way.

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