Sunday, October 25, 2009

~ The Blue Ridge Parkway '09 ~

Today we went on our annual drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's one of my most favorite places on earth. It's a part of the Shenandoah National Forest, I inserted the link to the official web site if you'd like to know more about it. It's an hour and a half from our house so it makes for an enjoyable day trip.
We have gone at other times during the year but Autumn is a favorite time to go for obvious reasons!
There are many look out points to stop in. Today was a busy day up there as there were many people doing the same thing as we were.

Husband and me.

As many look out points as there are, I always seem to see prettier scenes along the highway and am always looking for a safe place to stop and snap pics.
Husband wanted to go to a nearby place called Crabtree Falls so we turned off the Blue Ridge Parkway and continued on. Along the way I spotted this AWESOME cabin! Once I stopped to take the pic I noticed a truck in the driveway and realized that it's someone's home, oops! It was just so cool lookin' I had to take a pic so I quickly snapped and hurried on along!
Crabtree Falls is a beautiful and picturesque place that is mainly for hikers but even I can make it to the first level! Husband goes up further but I am content right here.
You better not have a full bladder though with the sound of the water fall and all, LOL. It's a very pretty place, if I were either younger or in shape or both I'd probably have a go at the hike.
So once we had our fill of nature for the day we decided to head on home with one stop along the way at the Covesville Antique Store. What day trip would be complete without a stop in antique store anyway, huh? I didn't buy anything but I sure could have! ha!

I was able to listen to the NASCAR race on the way home on the radio and caught the last fifty laps or so on tv when we got home....can't miss the race ya know!

Well that was my Sunday, I hope you enjoyed reading about it, have a great week everyone!


basketsnprims said...

What beautiful pictures of the scenery and I love the primitive cabin. What a lovely day trip, thanks for sharing.

Farm Field Primitives said...

I love your pics. The colors are so vivid. That cabin is so awesome also. I could see myself there. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Oh what a beautiful place!
Love all the photos, Janet. That cabin is so neat.
I bet it was a wonderful day :)

Have a great week :)

Full Cup Blessings said...

Beautiful pictures. I live in Va too, and am new to blogging. Yesterday was a beautiful day to be out & about and enjoy this beautiful weather in the moutains.


Loretta said...

Hi Janet,
What gorgeus foliage pics! I love the little cabin. We have lost most of our color up here except for a few trees that are still holding on tight to their leaves. Thank you for taking us on such a beautiful tour! Hugs, Loretta

Full Cup Blessings said...

I live in Salem. Outskirts of Roanoke. I just opened up my selling website last week, and my blog a few weeks before that. I have had a great time reading blogs...and getting my website set family doesnt eat though, and nothing much is getting done around here.

Thanks Janet!!


The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Janet -
Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog.

Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous. This is such a wonderful time of the year. The cabin is great, too bad you couldn't get up closer.

Have a great evening.


Anonymous said...

What beautiful photos!! Isn't fall just the best time of year to see mother nature's beauty!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day trip...I know that we really enjoyed our long weekend trip to the Smokey mountains.

Kindra said...

Thank you so much for the fall eye candy! Those pictures are so awesome! Oh wouldn't it be great to live in that cabin!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Love your pictures, isn't
Fall the best time of the year?
I have some pictures of water falls and mountains on my blog from my recent vacation, stop by for a visit.

Bear Hugs~Karen

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Janet~ What a perfect fall day. I LOVE that cabin and would have had to take a picture also! Autumn blessings and hugs to you ~ Jenn

ctlogcabin said...

Hi Janet ~~ Thanks for sharing your Fall Driving Trip...just Beautiful pics. Love the cabin picture, very sweet. It does a body good to get out at this Beatufiul time of the year, glad you got to spend the day with your Honey.
Hugs ~ Connie xox

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pics Janet. I agree it certainly is one of the most beautiful places this time of year. I wish we got out there more often.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I live near the parkway and love your photos! It's been a beautiful Fall!