Being with Jenny and her family. We miss them. J and J came with us. They are fun to be with and made the trip very special to us. J was going to come, but we had a problem with Jenny's van and had to put it in the shop and take our car. Since there was only room for 5, J graciously agreed to stay at home. We wish he could have come. J had classes so we knew he would not be able to come and Mike had important meetings and stuff going on at work.
The first day we were in the park, we had rain almost all day....too much rain for hiking...even for Basil Frasure. So, we drove on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a little while. I am excited that I can add a page to my national parks album. It is a 469 mile National Scenic Highway and connects the Smoky Mountain Park to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
You can see, it is very cold and raining and spring has not fully arrived at this altitude. It is about 6000 feet above sea level here. A few clouds were hanging low!
I have always wanted to see Dogwoods in bloom...this is a first for me!