Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Snake and The Parkway

We hooked up with Ron at the Shady Valley Country Store on US 441 "The Snake", a great motorcycle road in extreme northeastern TN.

The Country Store, at the intersection of 421, 91 and 133 is a biker friendly institution, combining a general store and restaurant.

We rode 133 north to Damascus, VA and then 58 east into Galax...both beautiful roads. After a night in Galax, today was Blue Ridge Parkway all the way. We entered the Parkway at Fancy Gap and rode it to its northern terminus where it becomes the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park. Mabry Mill is the most photographed site on the entire Parkway, so of course we stopped and took pictures of Mabry Mill.

With a $10 entry fee just to ride Skyline Drive through the park, we bailed out and picked up 340 north to its intersection with 211, and took 211 west to New Market. Finding no suitable accommodations in New Market, we jumped on I-81 north to Woodstock where we found lodging and a Walmart where Jim could buy reading glasses so he could read the maps tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Coupla handsome coots there! You should go over to Madison and see my friend Dana. I want all my friends to know each other.