Picking out these unprocessed images from the many images I made on our trip around North America last year, I am reminded of so many places I said I would return to and know I will one day.
One of those is the drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway that follows the Appalachian trail through Virgina and North Carolina.
Whenever I am travelling I find myself much more interested in history than I used to be. It’s different when you have the context of being in a place I guess. Here I learned that this incredible road that winds through misty mountains and colourful forest was a make-work project during the depression. Now it is America’s longest scenic drive. I remember that lots of the campsites we stayed at were make-work projects too.
To think that the money that was spent to spur the economy so many decades ago created this infrastructure that is still appreciated today and for a long time to come.
I made this image on the trail to Fallingwater Cascades near Bedford, Virginia.
I wish I had more images from this area, but at least I managed to dig out three that were left unprocessed last year. The fact was that it was really windy, the storms set in, and it started getting really cold at night which not good for the RV. So part way between Shenandoah National Park on the north end and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the south end, we bailed out and headed back to the coast where it wasn’t so cold.
Since the Great Smoky Mountains didn’t get crossed off my list I guess I’ll have to go back 🙂