North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 470-mile scenic road that connects the Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.
A viaduct is a bridge over land. The quarter-mile long Parkway bridge is called the Linn Cove Viaduct.
This little sweet shop is called "The Last Straw". It is in the village of Blowing Rock, NC. It is a home and garden store. Again, seasonally decorated and just waiting for the rush of tourists who fill this small town every fall. The fall aroma of candles and spices just fill you as you enter, the lovely music (oooh), and just things you want to touch and wish you could bring home. You cannot imagine how crowded the town becomes. You almost have to push to move forward on the sidewalk. Reservations for dinner - a definite MUST, or you might not eat.
My most favorite place to visit between Boone and Blowing Rock, NC is a garden center called "the Mustard Seed". My place - I go nuts in there. I stay for hours in there looking, touching, making notes, etc. Customers sometimes think I work there because I stay in there so long. I'm just going to put some photos up so you can get a feel of this place. There was a Halloween contest going on. Each employee had to set up a display using pumpkins and plants and was voted on by customers. I never voted because I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. They were all incredible. I'll show you some of their work too.
Look at the size of those Mums - I knew I should have brought the truck!
I hope you can tell what this is. It's supposed to be a "tipsy" lady who fell into her garden pot. I actually know women who's legs look like that!!
You can figure this one out - Toy Story.