Post by mamabeargreen on Oct 25, 2016 8:30:52 GMT -8
Well, I've checked abother item off my bucket list. I traveled the entire length of Skyline and Blue Ridge pkwy. It took longer than anticipated, but the leaves were beautiful. I don't think I'll do it again though. I think I'd rather find a pretty area and hike it rather than drive around all week. It was a good trip though! We took the Auto Train to start at the northern tip of Skyline. I made a blog post about it. I'll write more about the parkway later when I find some time.
It's not really a hiking post, but it's about how we got there.
"People shouldn't take their squalling, squealing, or smiling kids on trains. It ruins the experience for others."
Karl Popper's "Paradox of Tolerance". If we tolerate intolerance, intolerance will flourish. In other words: if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventually destroyed by the intolerant. Tolerating bigotry allows bigotry to spread. Exclusion isn't always a dirty word. Tell your local Nazi to F off today.
Thanks for the report of the auto train! We're in Central FL also and have considered taking it to visit DC and then driving home. It would just be the hubster and I, our kids are almost 4 and 7 and though it would be cool for them, we could not afford the bigger space!
We are also considering a driving trip along the Blue Ridge but want to wait until the younger one is a more seasoned road trip traveler. We've done the Skyline drive (before kids) and part of the Blue Ridge. I would want to take a whole week.