Laurel and I travelled to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a weekend getaway. We stayed at the Courtyard Marriot in Boone, North Carolina (an old high school friend is the hotel manager). One morning we got up super early to beat the midday traffic and we cruised the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Along the way, we stopped at the Linville Gorge national park and walked the trails for a few miles. It was a grueling hike carrying two cameras, two lenses, and a tripod. But the photographs we captured were worth the exercise.