We're home in Takoma Park now, but we have plenty of wonderful memories of our very peaceful vacation.
Despite the initial setback in our blueberry-picking plans, we succeeded on our second attempt.
We spent the morning of perfect weather hiking about an hour or so along a wide mountain path and found ourselves at an open area where several trails meet. Blueberry bushes filled the central area and lined the paths.
Although I ate at least half the berries I picked today, David had a bit more self control and filled his quart-sized container with small intensely-flavored fruit.
After our lovely morning walk, we got in the car and started back down the mountain. We pulled over at a few scenic lookouts, including Looking Glass Rock...
...and Looking Glass Falls.
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While we took pictures of the beautiful mountain views, an Asheville reporter took pictures of us taking pictures for a report the local newspaper was doing on the popularity of photography by tourists along the Blue Ridge Parkway. So I thought it would only be fair to take a picture of him. Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of him taking a picture of us taking pictures....