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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Blue Ridge Weekend.

This weekend, we were able to leave late Friday afternoon and go to Marion NC and the Buck Creek Campground. This was a nice little campground with sites right along Buck Creek, just off of Hwy 80 North of Marion NC on the way up to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Buck Creek is not an RV "resort" but a true campground type of place. Very well kept, the owner lives on the property, and it provided a very nice getaway to the mountains without having to really climb the mountains.

Highway 80 is a scenic and very curvy and steep drive up to the parkway. From it's intersection with the Parkway, it is about 16 miles south to Mt. Mitchell State Park.

We were a little dissappointed in that after getting to Mount Mitchell on one of the only times I have ever been there with the sun shining and the weather nice, we found that the observation tower on the summit was closed for rebuilding. The project will take all summer and the tower is scheduled to reopen in September of 2007.

From there we went south to Asheville and had dinner at the Jack-o-the-Woods pub. Always good pub food and burgers, we enjoyed Fish and Chips and a burger before heading back to the campground and a late afternoon swim in one of the swimming holes on beautiful Buck Creek at the campground.

Check out some of our pictures including a few of the campground on our Dotphoto.Com site.