Thursday, April 26, 2018

THE LAST TIME WE WERE ON SKYLINE DRIVE...

was in February (2018).  The day was gorgeous and we didn't need an overcoat.  We were lucky with the weather.  Here are a few photos from our trip.



Pretty skies all the way out there.


This is one of the first overlooks we stopped at.  It had a rocky outcrop and for the first time I saw a path that led down the hill and around the big boulders.








We always take at least one selfie on our mini road trips.


One thing that struck me was how much I loved those long, dry grasses.





The views are always breathtaking up there.


On our way home we stopped for an ice cream.  At this particular place there is no seating inside.  It is just a kiosk with an outside eating area, and a barn attached.  They make the ice cream on the premises.  Whenever we are out this way we never pass by, it is that good.  They must have some very happy cows there because their ice cream is the best we have tasted.  The sign was near the kiosk window.


It will be a couple of months before we get back to Skyline.  It is always fun to see it in a different season.

Have a great day everyone, and thank you for all the comments you leave. 

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    1. Thank you William, we had a great day for views.

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  2. Lovely photos! Soon the green will come in.

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  3. Wonderful skies, wonderful views ... and yes, I like those grasses too!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, all the best to you too.

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  4. Love those skyscapes.
    And the selfies - which we never do.

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  5. This is where we live! At the foot of Skyline drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway! Of course, it is very long, so you still could have been miles away.

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    1. I hope we get to meet up one day Ginny :)

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  6. Nice selfie, Denise, and great views. We have only been on part of Skyline Drive several years ago and it is worth a return trip so thanks for sharing your photos.

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  7. Cant help smiling at the sign. Very clever way of doing business :)

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  8. Lovely views, thanks for sharing. I particularly like the sign about cows and ice cream.

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  9. What spectacular views. Thank you for sharing them with us. Did you buy any ice cream for me?

    God bless.

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    1. Hello Victor and thank you. Let me know what flavor you like :)

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    1. Thank you Francisco, and the same to you.

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  11. Hello, pretty scenes and images from the Skyline Drive. I like your cute selfie. The sign is great too, I love ice cream. Happy Friday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen and happy weekend to you :)

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  12. this selfie is one of my most favorites you have taken, i love the closeup you and the small him... beautiful. and the sky is gorgeous with rocks or grass either one. BIG SKY is what i thought as i looked

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    1. Why thank you Sandra, glad you liked it and the rest of the post.

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  13. Thanks for taking us along, enjoyed this trip. Love the selfie, and that sign is fun. Happy Weekend Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane and happy weekend to you too )

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  14. Hi Denise,
    What a beautiful area to visit, some really stunning views.
    I love the sign and agree whole heartingly.
    All the best, John

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    1. Hi John, thank you and all the best to you too :)

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  15. Denise, the sign is spot on. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are very welcome Doug. Happy you liked the sign :)

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  16. Cute sign and I agree with it 100%. You look very nice in the photo. Aloha from Hawaii.

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  17. Lovely photos! Looks like you entered from 211 and headed south, if I recognize those rocks accurately.

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    1. Hi Linda, correct. We more often than not enter at Thornton Gap and drive through Mary’s Rock Tunnel.

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  18. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place. Neat idea taking a selfie on your road trips. I'm going to copy that idea.

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    1. Thanks Diane, it makes a nice memory for an on-the-fly photo. We do the same with short videos on occasion.

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  19. what a beautiful drive denise, and the skies are spectacular!! i love those long, high grasses too, there is something about them that beg to be photographed and they always make wonderful pictures!!

    love the ice cream sign, ice cream should never be passed up, never, not ever!! i am so happy to see you today!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, lovely to see you stop by. Thank you, I am happy to see you today too :)

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  20. Such amazing photos, and makes me want to take a road trip one day soon. Thanks for the great scenery! Hugs...and Happy Monday! RO

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    1. Thank you RO, and you are very welcome. Hugs and Happy Monday to you too :)

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  21. It's wonderful that you can drive that beautiful trail in every season as often as you wish. (And wonderful that you can stop for that ice cream every time!)

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    1. I forgot to mention they sometimes have to close the road in the colder months but it is lovely to see every season at some point. As for the ice-cream, it is like a siren call ;)

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  22. Hello Denise! Remember me?
    Just looking through my old blog and saw your name.
    We are back in Paignton in a lovely apartment with a view down over the harbour and the seafront.
    Hope you are well.
    Love
    JJ

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    1. Hi JJ, what a lovely surprise! All is well here. I will be right on over.

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