We left Indiana the first part of July and headed about 50 miles north to Southern Michigan. We found a small campground which could accommodate us for a month while the Elkhart County Fairground held it's annual county fair. It is a pretty campground with tall trees and lots of shade.
Because there is not such thing as relaxing, we decided to attempt a short term quest: Travel the entire distance of the Blue Ridge Parkway in one season. The parkway is 469 miles of scenic roads from Smokey Mountain NP to Shenandoah NP. We've driven the entire length before, while traveling north to south in a car. We've also caught it in bits and pieces, mostly in North Carolina, on previous trips East.
This time we would be a little different. We like to stop and explore areas while we drive and knew we couldn't cover the entire route in two days like before. This time would take about a week - if the rain held off. We did the Parkway in spurts, adding in a few side trips we enjoyed in the past along the way. While most of our photos are of the Parkway and views from the Parkway, a few pictures from our side trips are also included.