Cherokee to Boone NC, The Blue Ridge Parkway
We find the town of Cherokee pretty much closed down on a sleepy Sunday morning and nothing is open. We do find gas for the car but that is about all. Then we find the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway, actually, the end of the Parkway, Milepost 469, at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and head on our way. The Parkway is very foggy and rainy for a lot of the way but there are sporadic views as we drive along the ridge. It is quite the drive and the road surface is in quite good repair.
We make it all the way to Asheville where we exit the Parkway and break for lunch where we find our way on a super highway for a short distance before finding our way back onto the Parkway where the driving is much more pleasant. Even though the views are not much more than fog and rain, it is a much better day of driving than a super highway.
We get all the way to mile marker 290 before getting off in Boone, NC for the night and find dinner at the “Coyote Kitchen” for some ‘Caribbean Mexican’ food and find a room for the night. So we made it a total of 179 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway today. Seems to be enough for the day. We’ll get some more miles in tomorrow. See you then!