Picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Posted on 2 Apr ’12 by Earl Moore
Daring the spring alergies Bonnie and I took the convertible up to Stone Mountain State Park and on to the Blue Ridge Parkway this past Sunday. This weather wasn’t all they advertised it was going to be. It was mostly cloudy all day.
We packed a picnic lunch to take with us. Part of our conversation during lunch was how long it had been since we’d packed a lunch for the mountains and finally decided it was at least six years — maybe never was also a possible answer. Depends what you call a lunch I guess. In any case it won’t be as long for the next one.
We came upon a fly fisherman and I quickly pulled over to make a couple of photos. I was lucky I stopped when I did, a few moments later a park ranger made him get out of the water — he may not have had a permit which is required to fish inside the park boundaries.
The mountains are still mostly brown but there’s lots of light green beginning to show. In a few more weeks it will all be green. There were a multitude of Dogwood and Azalea blooms to brighten the scene along the Parkway.
It you’re not in a hurry there’s always an abundance of things to see in the North Carolina Mountains and it seems you see even more of them when you are riding in an open top car.