Well, let's keep going and get caught up....
After leaving Arizona, we flew to BWI, Baltimore Washington Airport in Maryland. I used to live in Columbia, MD, so I'm fairly familiar with the area. It lies between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., so I've frequented both cities frequently. Our goal was to take not quite 5 days and do as much as we could to see Fall leaves along the Blue Ridge Parkway....
so, come along with me!!
|Historic Savage Mill: home to Wonderful antiques!!|
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When we were finished shopping for antiques at Historic Savage Mill, we went out to our rental car which would not start. Long story short.... our trip lost several hours waiting for a new car to be delivered to us and our first towed away....
so, on with our journey.... we took this wonderful old ferry called WHITE'S FERRY
You can see a good picture of it HERE They just don't make them like this anymore!
It crosses the Potomac River.
We then drove through Lexington, Virginia, home of VMI or Virginia Military Institute
And then on through windy roads of lovely colors
We had to hurry through some of these parts because we lost those hours waiting on a new rental car....but the Blue Ridge Parkway was not far away now....
We were told that the colors of the Parkway this year were 'average' due to an earlier storm that stripped many of the trees and left others less than spectacular. Our Fall 2010 trip to New England and Martha's Vineyard was much more spectacular with colors, but we still enjoyed this so much!
I gathered a huge bag of acorns to bring home for our Thanksgiving tablescape....
And we walked through the leaves, like kids being silly
One of the vistas along the parkway
some of the reds I found along the way
and there are MANY tunnels on the parkway.... they are lovely
And yes, you're reading it correctly; that's TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY!!
In my next post, I'll tell you where we stayed; you won't want to miss it because it was spectacular!!