Blue Ridge Parkway – Rock Castle Gorge Overlook

Blue Ridge Parkway – Rock Castle Gorge Overlook

Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 469 miles from Virginia to North Carolina, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since I now live in Roanoke, Virginia, I thought that I should get out and explore more of the Blue Ridge Parkway.   Rock Castle Gorge Overlook. Rock Castle Gorge [...]

Rocky Knob Visitor’s Center and Picnic Trail

Rocky Knob Visitor’s Center and Picnic Trail

  Blue Ridge Parkway. Rocky Knob Visitors Center. On our Blue Ridge Parkway outing, we stopped at the Rocky Knob Visitors Center. Located at milepost 169.0, it is open Friday-Monday from 10-4. There are bathrooms located here as well. If you are traveling this way, always be sure to check the U.S. National Park website [...]

Friday Faves – “Outdoor” Edition

Friday. Outdoor Edition. I can't believe it's already Friday!! This week has been packed. Last Saturday, the middle child took the test to obtain his driving learner's permit. And he passed! Phew! Sunday was unseasonably (and highly welcomed) warm.  The hubby and I took a stroll on the Roanoke River Greenway, where I came upon this [...]

Hiking in Virginia? Here’s How to Hike Dragon’s Tooth

Hiking in Virginia? Here’s How to Hike Dragon’s Tooth

Hiking in Virginia. Hiking, anyone? How about some hiking in Virginia? You might remember from my Friday Faves post that I mentioned that since moving to Virginia I like to go hiking. Usually, I just go on short hikes. And I'm gonna be honest about why... I don't want to have to pee in the woods. [...]