Saturday, the British Car Club got together for a fun drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We call it a Progressive Drive, and it is an idea I came up with a few years ago to mix up participants during a drive. When everyone is in two-seater cars, it is hard to get a lot of conversation going, so we stop along the parkway, and the passengers change cars. It gets different people together for 15 minutes or so at a time, so they can to get to know each other in a one-on-one conversation. This time we met up on Brevard road in a shady parking lot.
We had 17 cars participating, a great turnout!
Enjoying beautiful views along the parkway, our first stop was at Tanbark Ridge overlook, elevation 3175 ft.
Our car is the blue one. DH couldn’t make it so I got to drive and enjoy the company of new people and old friends in the club.
I asked my passenger to take some pictures with my camera as we went.
Thanks, Toni, you did a great job!
We stopped at Craggy Gardens, elevation 5500 ft, enjoying a rare perfectly clear day. Many times this area is fogged in. It certainly was windy, and the temperature was in the low 60s, pure heaven for a heat-hater like me.
There is a beautiful view of the Asheville reservoir, near Black Mountain.
We didn’t have time to do any hiking, but I did get a shot of the interesting stone wall behind the visitor center. DH and I will go another time to hike up to the peak.
Along the way, we got to go through a couple of tunnels, honking the horn is required, LOL!!
Last stop, more cars and mountains.
We went to lunch after that, and headed home. Boy was it hot going back down into the French Broad River Valley! I am so ready for autumn! How was your weekend?