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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:54 AM
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Some pix from along the Blue Ridge Parkway this past weekend.
Hope you enjoy them! This was around the Va/NC border of the Parkway.


























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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:55 AM
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1. I'm lovin' those colors, Lex!
Beautiful, but now I'm homesick. x(

:hi:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:58 AM
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3. Thanks Heidi. The camera doesn't do the colors justice.
I didn't know or remember that you're from these parts. :pals:

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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:19 AM
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10. Not from those parts specifically,
but I was born in Arkansas, raised in Oklahoma, and spent one very long and glorious summer in Kentucky when I was seven years old. And, as you know, I'm all about color. :D

Thank you for sharing these photos, gf. I miss ya. :hug:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:57 AM
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2. very nice, thanks for sharing.
:hi:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:06 AM
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6. Thank you, wildhorses.
It was a great weekend and the leaves were really putting on quite a show.

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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:03 AM
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4. Was just there 2 weeks ago!
A little further south on the Parkway... just as stunningly beautiful just the same. :D :thumbsup:

Thanks for posting!
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:05 AM
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5. I do remember your beautiful pictures, ZombyWoof!
And I remember thinking that I'd be snapping some fall color pix soon too. :pals:

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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:12 AM
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7. I love the second one
with the reflection on the water, I snagged it for my wallpaper folder.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:14 AM
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8. Very pretty
Beautiful colors. I especially like the close up pumpkin one. Thanks for sharing.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:15 AM
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9. Very nice
My wife and I went a few weeks ago but it was too early to see the leaves changing.
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chemenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:38 AM
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11. I know where I'd love to be right now
and it's not here.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:59 PM
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13. I hated to come back to work after being there
in the mountains for a few days.

Lots of local apples and pumpkins for sale everywhere. Air was crisp. Just beautiful.

:hi:

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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:05 PM
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12. Thank you for sharing those...
Edited on Tue Oct-24-06 12:08 PM by rateyes
you made my day! That's the part of the country where I lived growing up and again after school for a few years....Living in Middle GA now, I DO MISS the fall colors of the Appalachian Mountains. I've driven the Parkway many times...Beautiful. Thanks again.

:yourock:

BTW, is that pond located on a golf course? Looks familiar.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:44 PM
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21. Hi rateyes!
Nope, that pond isn't on a golf course. Must be another one you're thinking of! :hi:

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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:55 AM
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28. Yeah, it is...
After I thought about it some more, I realized the golf course wasn't on the Parkway...pretty close, though.

:hi:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:06 PM
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14. Damn. 'At's purty.
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:12 PM
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15. Oh wow...a gorgeous autumn taste of home for me.
Thank you!

(My dad was a ranger on the BRP for 25 years till he retired, based around Fancy Gap. My parents live around Milepost 207)
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:15 PM
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18. Ha! Small world.
My parents have a house off the BRP near Fancy Gap. Around MP 199.

:hi:

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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 02:11 AM
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25. Small world! And very small town!
Heh, maybe your parents know mine.

I went to Fancy Gap Elementary School.

My dad was just at a fund-raising dinner for Rick Boucher in Hillsville a week or so ago.

:hi:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 12:04 PM
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30. As I told Lex...
I know Fancy Gap and Hillsville...My brother-in-law's father was a minister in Hillsville. Rick Boucher was my Rep. when I lived in a little town called Honaker.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 12:37 PM
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35. It's a very nice place, Fancy Gap and surrounding areas.
My parents have a mountain house up in those parts but weren't raised there.

The people in the area are nice as can be. I've grown to really love Fancy Gap.

Nice to meet you! :hi:

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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 12:02 PM
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29. Oh, man...
Fancy Gap! I've been through there a hundred times on my way through Mt. Airy...Drive down the mountain instead of the Interstate. My two older daughters were born in Richlands, Virginia. You are making me homesick.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 12:35 PM
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34. Hi rateyes!
Edited on Thu Oct-26-06 12:37 PM by Lex
Hwy 52 down the mountain to Mt. Airy--full of apples and pumpkins and mums this time of year in the open air markets.

It's grand there right now.

And Mt. Airy is sweet as can be too.

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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 05:23 PM
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36. Geez...
I'm going to have to take some vacation now. You're killing me with this stuff. I sure do miss those mountains!

:hi:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 05:26 PM
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37. I've spent the night near there in a motel...
on the Southbound side of the Interstate before getting to 52.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:50 PM
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16. Beautiful!
Thanks so much for posting these. I haven't made it to the mountains this fall. :-(
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haf216 Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:53 PM
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17. Very nice.
I really miss Fall! I grew up in Ohio, but live in souther Louisiana now and really miss having four seasons!!!
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:18 PM
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19. beautiful
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:24 PM
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20. Absolutely beautiful!!!
Thanks for posting.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:34 PM
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22. Thank you! Beautiful
Must have been a great trip!
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photogirl12 Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:35 PM
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23. Wow!!!
Nice photos!!
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:40 PM
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24. Those are beautiful
I love the late afternoon shadows...it really reminds me how quickly the seasons change.

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Road Scholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 08:41 AM
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26. Wow! Those are fantastic! You must have a wonderful
father.
:hi: :hi: :hi: :yourock: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :popcorn: :popcorn: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 12:33 PM
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33. Yeah, I do!

Hi Dad! :hi:

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atomic-fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 08:46 AM
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27. very nice pics...nt
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 12:05 PM
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31. Oh man...I miss that.
:( And I didn't appreciate it when I was little and my family would go on these huge long car rides on the Blue Ridge...sometimes we were lucky and got to stop at Grandfather or Pilot Mountain...but not usually. I'd give anything to be bored like that again.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 12:19 PM
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32. I enjoyed those very much.
Thanks. :hi:
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