Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway- Winding Roads

About a month ago Steven and I took a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway. I never meant to wait so long before posting these, but once I got my new lens, I was less than enthused about these photos taken with my old one, especially since a lot of these were taken from inside the car. But maybe I'm just being picky.

This is probably the craziest road I have been on. It starts out pretty smooth, but then you have to go straight up the side of a mountain so it's nothing but super steep hills with hairpin turns. I think I got sick every time we drove it.

This is the one shot I managed to get that kind of shows the crazy turns




The parkway is a scenic road that runs atop the Appalachian mountains in North Carolina and Virginia. It has some amazing views and we love driving along it. We try to take a trip up there at least once a year.




On some parts of the road you almost forget you're approximately 3000 ft up

 Until you go around a curve and there's a straight drop down! With no guardrails!

I love the architecture of these old bridges 







If you haven't traveled the Blue Ridge Parkway before, I recommend checking it out! These photos don't even begin to do it justice. You can see for miles. Miles and miles of mountain ranges with small towns and farms nestled in the valleys. The air up there is so fresh and relaxing.



12 comments:

  1. It's funny what you say about that road being crazy with the steep inclines, after driving around super flat south east Michigan, that's how I feel when we're driving around Pittsburgh lol. Love those old tunnels and bridges, looks a very fun roadtrip!

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    1. Oh man, Pittsburgh is a scary place to drive! Luckily out here is no where near as busy as Pittsburgh so that makes it a little easier!

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  2. oh my gosh, these are incredible. i've never quite seen anything like this in all my life. definitely writing this road down on my road trip destination list. LOVE it. thanks for sharing.
    -Abigail

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    1. Aw I'm glad you like it! I feel like we should trade states for a bit, I'd love to see all wonderful landscapes in Kansas that you post pictures of!

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  3. Went on a similiar road trip like this while I was down south recently up in the mountains. I don't know about you, but I get petrified by driving close to cliff edges, even with guardrails! They are great pictures though and I can imagine how beautiful it must have been when you reached the top.

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    1. Yeah it was a pretty scary ride at times. Luckily I was in the passenger seat, I'd probably freak myself out so much driving that I'd just drive straight off the cliff. Haha.

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  4. Love your way of taking photos! They looks perfect... Love the untouched parts of nature, and this ones seems breathtaking :*

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  5. The photos have a timeless quality that ignites my wanderlust. I cannot wait for our vacation together in Virginia soon!! There is just something about seeing those iconic bridges to the Parkway that reminds me of all our treks up there over the years ~Good Times!

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited for our trip too!

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  6. These photos are so lovely. The Blue Ridge Parkway is such a beautiful drive!

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